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U2 on the ’Ordinary Love’ of Nelson Mandela (Exclusive Video)

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"We really related to what was going on in South Africa," Bono says of the Irish band, which first performed music protesting Apartheid back in the late 1970s, when he, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. were still in their teens.

by Scott Feinberg

It will come as a surprise to many that the four members of U2 — Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion), who are nominated for the best original song Oscar for "Ordinary Love" in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — have been writing and performing music about South Africa since the late 1970s, when they were still in their teens. I learned as much last week during a fascinating and candid conversation with the Irish rockers in New York, video of which The Hollywood Reporter is pleased to exclusively premiere in this post.

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