Reeve Carney, the original lead in Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, met old colleague Bono in Dublin
Speaking to HP's Craig Fitzpatrick in the Clarence Penthouse this afternoon, Carney said:
"I actually had the opportunity to hang out him in the studio the other night. Watching them work, I'm like, 'how are you guys still so hungry for this?' That's what's crazy to me. It's really inspiring to see guys who've had that much success still be like that. I'm not even sure I have that energy now!"
Carney was privy to "amazing" material likely to end up on the follow-up to 2009's No Line On The Horizon. "I'm really excited about it," he said.
He previously tweeted:
Carney came to the world's attention playing Peter Parker in the Bono and Edge-scored massive Broadway musical Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark and has performed with the pair on the season finale of American Idol.
He says himself and the U2 frontman bonded over being "huge Beatles freaks" and even got some of that famous Bono advice:
"He said that, when you're dealing with record companies and all these people, you really have to have songs that are bulletproof. It doesn't matter if is a hit, unless everyone thinks it's a hit at the label."
Carney, a musician in his own right, is set to play The Workman's Club in Dublin on March 1. Bono has enthused of him: “Reeve was everything we could have hoped for: an amazing voice and a truly charismatic presence.”