HOT PRESS MEETS U2’S ADAM CLAYTON

In a rare interview, U2’s Adam Clayton discuses why battling his own demons has inspired him to help young people with mental health issues – and talks about the upcoming U2 album…


by Stuart Clark

Heads don’t so much turn as spin Exorcist-style 360º as Adam Clayton walks into the Four Seasons Hotel. The Ballsbridge five-star is used to superstar guests – Metallica, Bon Jovi, Slash, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz among them – but in terms of being recognised and revered in their hometown, U2 are in a different stratosphere to anyone else. Something that, as we’ll discuss later, brings with it its own set of pressures.

The last time we spotted Mr. C at Christmas, he had a near Afro, but today the hair is almost back to regulation U2 bassist length.

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Music helped save me and U2 bandmates from depression, says Clayton

by LAURA BUTLER

Bassist Adam Clayton has told of how U2 saved him and his bandmates from depression.

Clayton told the Irish Independent that he has experienced the ‘black dog’ creeping in at stages throughout his life, but coped by concentrating on his work and seeking help.

“There’s a lot of it in our industry and it’s covered up with drugs and alcohol. There’s such a high incidence of young musicians who commit suicide or inadvertently die through accidents of some kind,” said the 52-year-old.

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Bruce Willis Buys U2’s Bassist’s NYC Apartment! Hello, Hello!


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Here’s a little quizzzzzzzer for you:
What’s $8 million dollars to Bruce Willis? NOTHING!

What’s buying a rock legend’s NYC apartment? EVERYTHING!
LOLz!

It’s true! Bruce just purchased Adam Clayton’s NYC apartment for a cool $8 million — even though the U2 bassist had it listed for $8.695 last October. So, not only did he get a FAB rock and roll pad, he got a discount! Sweet!

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U2 bassist Clayton sees court case adjourned


A High Court application by U2 bassist Adam Clayton to be paid the proceeds of sale of an apartment in New York purchased by his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins with what he claims is his money has been adjourned to allow for settlement talks.

The court also heard yesterday that Ms Hawkins has lodged appeals against her conviction and the seven year prison sentence she received after a jury found was found guilty of stealing €2.8m of Mr Clayton’s money.

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U2 bassist Adam Clayton seeks cash from crook’s flat sale

Personal assistant Carol Hawkins stole 2.8 million euro from U2 star Adam Clayton


By Tim Healy

U2 bassist Adam Clayton wants to be paid the proceeds from the sale of an apartment in New York bought by his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins with his money, the High Court in Dublin has heard.

The case will be heard next year.

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U2’s bassist Adam Clayton sells his Manhattan penthouse for $8.6 million

by Amy Andrews


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If you’ve got an extra eight-plus million bucks to spare, you too can live like a rock star! U2 bassist Adam Clayton has put his New York City pad on the market for $8.695 million and address doesn’t get much better – it’s in the gorgeous El Dorado building on Central Park West.

The place has three bedrooms, four baths and every room is renovated to perfection, including the stunning chef’s kitchen. Clayton purchased two apartments in the building where bandmate Bono also used to live and combined them into one gorgeous, sprawling place with a 38 foot entrance gallery and Central Park Views.

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