Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bono....still trying to get his Stetson back

Bono testified again today against Lola Cashman, an ex-stylist for U2, who stole and tried to sell band memorabilia, including his iconic Stetson cowboy hat from the cover of the "Rattle and Hum" album.

He explained the betrayal of Cashman, whom he described as an eccentric pain in the neck. Bono said he had picked the Stetson himself, not Cashman.

"It's our stuff, she has it, and a lot more beside. We want out stuff back. We want her to stop selling it," he said. The items in dispute include hoop earrings, pants and a sweater worn by Bono and nearly 200 backstage photographs taken by Cashman.

U2 sued Cashman after she tried to sell the items at a London auction house in 02'. She further angered the band with her 2004 book, "Inside the Zoo With U2: My Life With the World's Biggest Rock Band."

1 comment:

neal gardner said...

Rumor has it that U2 will record a special version of "I Still Haven't Found (What I'm Looking For)" with the profits going to outrageously wealthy rock stars who have also had their hats stolen.

In an interview with 80's band "Men Without Hats," lead vocalist Ivan Doroschuk replied "It's about time that someone stood up to these cruel injustices. Thank you, Bono."