Irish rockers U2 filmed the video for their new single at a Dublin theatre where frontman Bono's father once performed.

Bono - real name PAUL HEWSON - dedicated the song SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN, to his father BOB HEWSON, who died of cancer three years ago (01).

Hewson once performed at the Irish capital's Gaiety Theatre with the RATHMINES AND RATHGAR MUSICAL SOCIETY.

Bono says, "It's a portrait of him. He was a great singer, a tenor, a working class Dublin guy who listened to the opera and conducted the stereo with my mother's knitting needles.

"He just loved opera, so in the song, I hit one of those big tenor notes that he would have loved so much. I think he would have loved it, I hope so."

20/12/2004 17:36