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Bono writes op/ed ode to Sinatra

U2 lead singer Bono dropped the mike to take up the pen.

The Irish rocker's first opinion column for The New Times appeared on Sunday, and it wasn't about debt, poverty or Aids in Africa -- causes on which he has long been outspoken.

No, his initial incursion onto the op/ed pages is an ode to the Chairman of the Board.

Frank Sinatra's defiant voice singing "My Way" is a "foghorn" at a time of world uncertainty in business, love and life, Bono writes.

Bono says he was struck by Sinatra's lack of sentimentality in the song, when listening to a deafening chorus of Irish "rabble-rousers" sing "I did it my way" midst the revelry of a crowded Dublin pub at New Year's.