U2 star Bono is convinced the acts that have been inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME wouldn't stand a chance of survival in today's music business.

The Irish rocker, who became a Hall of Fame member at a ceremony in New York last night (14MAR05), insists the modern music industry isn't designed for acts who put longevity over immediate success.

He says, "There is very little chance for there to be another U2 the way the business is constructed right now. You have to have the single immediately. If you don't, you don't get a second chance. "

"I don't think that's what the great American artists or the great European artists, for that matter, have come out of.

"Bruce Springsteen didn't have a single for 10 years. Neil Young, I'm not sure he ever had a single; and every song Neil Young does sounds like a single to me."

15/03/2005 21:22