Bono 'risking his credibility'

Bono has been attacked by his rock peers for associating with US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Bono has been attacked by his rock peers for associating with US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The U2 rocker recently admitted friction has been sparked within the band since his transformation from rock star to anti-poverty campaigner.

But fellow musicians are concerned Bono is taking his desire to make a global difference too far.

Fellow Irish star Sinead O'Connor says: "I think you risk losing your credibility by going to a party at Downing Street.

"I would draw a line at drinking wine and eating cheese with the Prime Minister."

Meanwhile, songwriter Billy Bragg says: "Bono is prepared to sit down and talk directly with George Bush in his territory.

"He has put his credibility on the line."

But U2 guitarist The Edge is tight-lipped about tensions within the Vertigo group.

He says: "I think he's doing a fantastic job but I do not have the time. I am too busy in the studio recording."

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