U2 frontman Bono created a series of alter egos to help him write songs for the band's new album, because he is bored with himself.
All the lyrics for New Line on the Horizon were written through a number of fictional characters, after the superstar ran out of interesting and insightful things to say from his own perspective.
The campaigning rocker's new alter egos include a war correspondent in the track Cedars Of Lebanon, and a French police officer in the song Tripoli.
Bono explains to British music magazine Q, "I'm bored of Bono and I am him - I'm sick of me. I felt it was a little limiting to be in the first person".