U2 rocker Bono paid a final tribute to his late father, BOB HEWSON, at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night (08FEB06) as he collected the 2006 Best Song honour for the song he wrote to honour his dad.

The Irish rockers picked up five honours to claim the 2006 Grammy's biggest haul, but it was the accolade for Song of The Year for SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN, which moved him the most.

Bono re-iterated the song, and the hit album it comes from - HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB - was inspired by his dead dad.

Bono said, "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is an odd title for an album, we accept that and people have asked, `What are you talking about?' "Actually, I was talking about my father, Bob. He was the atomic bomb in question, and when he died (he) set off a chain reaction in me and I've been shouting about him and giving off (sic) about him and complaining about him and screaming about him for the last few years and maybe tonight is a time to stop.

"It's really a great, great moment for me personally. I want to thank my father, Bob, for giving me the voice and a bit of attitude to use it."