Radio 1 had to issue an immediate on-air apology, after guest Bono uttered an expletive. Describing Coldplay front man Chris Martin as a w***** during a live lounge performance on the Jo Whiley show, meant a BBC spokeswoman had to apologise for the language. It doesn’t look as though any complaints have been lodged, however.
The BBC have been involved with promotion for the band’s most recent music, with U2 getting their own section on the Music Events site. They have been spotted everywhere, from Friday Night with Jonathan Ross to 6 Music, and they even performed a gig on the roof of Broadcasting House.
All the best bits are gathered on the BBC – U2 page.