Bono crashed the legendary Bemelmans Bar on Sunday (November 4th) at Manhattan's Carlyle Hotel and was heard singing along to a handful of standards from his table. The Huffington Post reported that the U2 frontman sang along with pianist Billy Stritch and singer Jim Caruso, with Caruso recalling, "Bono walked in. It was impossible not to recognize the guy -- the glasses alone gave him away! They were seated in the corner, where they rocked, bopped, swayed and snapped. He kept giving me the thumbs-up when he'd like a tune and singing along quietly."
Before he left, Bono headed to the center of the floor (Bemelmans has no stage) and sang the harmonies to Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin," which Bono recorded with Frank Sinatra for the singer's 1993 Duets collection. Caruso went on to say: "The room was stopped cold. Just another miraculous Bemelmans moment! After the last note was crooned, Bono flew out the door, waving to everyone. Billy looked at me and said dryly, 'Well. . . that happened!'"
When we last caught up with Bono, he promised that U2 would always keep things fresh and exciting with their music: "There's a certain contour that's expected of a band or an artist -- y'know, you do your best work very early on in your life, and then you kind of burn out. With our band, it doesn't feel like we're burning out. And if you were a photographer, or a screenwriter, or a poet, or a filmmaker, y'know, in your 30's, you might just be, you know, getting the hang of it. But a lot of rock n' roll bands have burned out by our age. And I'm not buying into that."