If you have tax-exempt tears, prepare to shed them for Bono as Dan Wootton breaks the news that the band have run out of steam:
NOT such a beautiful day for seasoned rockers U2 - their latest single has become the lads' biggest flop in TWO DECADES . . . it didn't even make the Top 40!
Despite being the standout track on their new album, Magnificent had a chart performance that was anything but (sorry BONO).
It only managed to limp in to No 42 thanks to its paltry 5,157 copies being sold and downloaded.
He's apologised to Bono? Really?
Still, nobody is really surprised by the world not being interested in U2 singles in 2009, are they?
Well... except Dan, of course. What was it he was predicting back in February?
Magnificent will end up a No1 hit and yet another trademark U2 stadium anthem.
Perhaps Bono should apologise to Dan.