NEW YORK: Bono says heâ€™d rather be remembered for his music than his activism. A dedicated lobbyist for the worldâ€™s poor and AIDS-stricken, the U2 frontman told CBSâ€™ 60 Minutes that â€œI think my work â€” the activism â€” will be forgottenâ€. â€œAnd I hope it will. Because I hope those problems will have gone away,â€ he said in an interview that aired on November 20. Since 1999, Bono has helped persuade Republicans and Democrats, presidents and lawmakers, to provide millions to help end the scourge of AIDS, eliminate poverty in Africa and forgive Third World debt.
The Irish rocker also predicted that his music will still be around in 100 years, explaining that his songs occupy â€œan emotional terrain that didnâ€™t exist before our group didâ€. And Bono said he has no intention of slowing down. He noted that people in rock â€˜n roll burn out at age 40, and said he wanted to see if his band could continue making â€œextraordinaryâ€ music. â€œYou know Iâ€™m still hungry,â€ said the 45-year-old winner of 14 Grammy awards. â€œI still want a lot out of music.â€