Bono's son, frontman of band Inhaler, admits his father wasn't supportive of his music dreams
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Bono's son, frontman of band Inhaler, admits his father wasn't supportive of his music dreams

BONO'S SON Elijah Hewson has followed in his father's footsteps in starting a (pretty excellent) band-- but it appears his famous father wasn't too fond of the idea at first.

The 'Inhaler' frontman, who is joined in the Dublin-based band by Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Josh Jenkinson, admitted that his parents discouraged him from trying to make it in music and wanted him to go to college instead.

Speaking in an interview with GQ Magazine Hewson admitted that "at the beginning they weren't [supportive] really".

"I mean, they wanted me to go to college, you know, like all of our parents.”

But that didn’t last long, as Hewson told GQ that his mother and father saw them play and “saw that I loved it and that we were good. I think that was the main thing.”

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‘Good’ might be an understatement—the four-piece were signed to Polydor Records in July 2019 and have since been tipped for great success, including BBC’s Sound of 2020 shortlist. (To put that in perspective, the little-known Billie Eilish was on the list in 2018).

“I think if we weren't good, they would have instantly told us to give it up and go to school,” Hewson admitted. “They've been supportive now, they really have.”

So Bono gives ‘Inhaler’ a thumbs up—but if you want to find out how good the band are yourself, you can catch them on tour in the US, Europe, UK and Ireland this spring.

To find out more or check out dates in your area, you can visit the website here.