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    Apparently Bono Is Super "Embarrassed" By The Name U2

    "U2 pushes out the boat on embarrassment quite a lot."

    You know Bono — musician, philanthropist, and longtime singer of the rock 'n' roll titans U2.

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    Let it be known, though: Winning 22 Grammy Awards doesn't prevent you from eventually hating your own band name.

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    Appearing on the Awards Chatter podcast, Bono opened up about how hearing his own voice makes him "cringe" and the name U2 makes him feel "embarrassed."

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    "In our head it was like the spy plane, U-boat, it was futuristic," Bono said. "As it turned out to imply this kind of acquiescence — no I don’t like that name. I still don’t really like the name."

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    He also said hearing his own voice makes him "cringe a little," adding, “I’ve been in the car when one of our songs has come on the radio, and I’ve been the color of, as we say in Dublin, scarlet... I'm just so embarrassed.”

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    He continued, "I do think U2 pushes out the boat on embarrassment quite a lot, and maybe that’s the place to be as an artist — you know, right at the edge of your level of embarrassment."

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    Talk about being [sings] "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of," amirite?

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    I'll see myself out.