Bono told Joy Division U2 would take their place

U2 frontman Bono contacted UK band Joy Division after their singer died to tell them U2 would take their place.

U2 frontman Bono contacted UK band Joy Division after their singer died to tell them U2 would take their place.

Speaking to Phantom 105.2, the band's bassist Peter Hook said that after Ian Curtis died in 1980 the U2 frontman rang Factory Records boss Tony Wilson to tell him U2 would pick up where the Manchester legends left off.

Peter Hook says he couldn't believe that Bono made the call.

"I thought it was a story, but it was actually true, so Tony told me. In many ways, U2 nodded a lot to the influence of Joy Division," he said.

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