Who is your favorite band of all time? Perhaps I will be disclosing my age with this statement but it does not matter: I think that U2 is the best band of all time. Sure, I have other favorite bands. My playlist contains lots of other songs by other artists. But at the end of the day, I would turn to U2 at my highest and lowest points.
So what does U2 have to do with Forever Geek?
A short background first: did you know that a Broadway version of Spiderman is in the works? Yes, comic book geeks may not be the most frequent patrons in Broadway, but this particular comic book hero has caught the attention of Broadway enthusiasts. And this is where U2 comes into the picture.
The band has accepted the offer to work on the music of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. I know, you might be weirded out by this combination. To begin with, a musical version may not seem to be the most brilliant idea. The band members said that they felt the initial sense of unease as well. However, “nature” prevailed in the end.
According to The Edge, they can relate very much to Peter Parker – more than Clark Kent, actually. He goes on to say that:
“He’s a human being. He’s a kid who came up through a regular high school and got bitten by a spider. Could happen to anyone! He’s sort of like every rock-and-roll star’s story in a weird way. Every rock-and-roll star probably started out as the geek that was bullied in school and eventually their form of revenge was to write songs, learn to play guitar, sing or play drums — and some of us ended up in big bands.”
That’s pretty much a confession that they are geeks too, huh?