U2 producer Daniel Lanois: ‘I’m lucky to be alive after bike crash’

Musician and studio mastermind speaks out

Trending Now

Ways to keep reading Uncut during lockdown

Even if you can't leave the house, there's no need to miss an issue

Bob Marley: “He sent messages to the world”

A legend in exile: Uncut explores Marley's momentous year in London

Watch Itasca’s exclusive Uncut session

Filmed outside her home near Joshua Tree, California

Kraftwerk – The Ultimate Music Guide

Celebrating 50 years of Kraftwerk and the life of their late co-founder Florian Schneider, this 124 page premium publication...

[b]U2[/b] and [b]Bob Dylan[/b] producer [b]Daniel Lanois[/b] has admitted he is lucky to be alive after he was involved in a motorcycle accident last month.

The [b]Quebec[/b]-born musician and producer broke six bones, cracked his pelvis and suffered internal bleeding in his right lung [url=http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/51414]following the crash in Los Angeles[/url].

“I was on my bike with a friend of mine on the back and a guy coming the other way decided to turn in front of me into a variety store,” he told Rolling Stone.

“I veered to miss him, but I hit an industrial box on the sidewalk going 35 miles per hour. I blacked out and when I came to I was laying on my back in the parking lot and people were telling me, ‘Don’t move.’ Then they hauled me away to a hospital and I had to lay there like a vegetable for three weeks.”

The producer has been in a wheelchair ever since he was involved in the crash at the beginning of June.

The accident also forced the postponement of a series of tour dates with his new group [b]Black Dub[/b], who were due to play the [b]Jazz Café[/b] in [b]London[/b] yesterday (July 27).

Latest music and film news on Uncut.co.uk.


Bookmark and ShareUncut have teamed up with Sonic Editions to curate a number of limited-edition framed iconic rock photographs, featuring the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and The Clash. View the full collection here.

Advertisement
  • Tagged Topics
  • U2
Advertisement

Latest Issue

Bob Marley, Marc Bolan, John Prine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Joy Division, Joan As Police Woman, Irmin Schmidt, Paul Weller and Captain Beefheart
Advertisement

Features

Advertisement