Legendary producer Brian Eno erupted in anger when a phone call interrupted the sessions for the new U2 album, but allowed the call to be put through to frontman Bono when he found out it was POPE JOHN PAUL II on the line.

Eno, who twiddled the knobs on upcoming disc HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB, had issued strict instructions that no telephone calls be allowed for a week while he worked with the Irish band.

But Eno swiftly backtracked on his own rule when he found out who the caller was.

U2 manager PAUL McGUINESS says, "When an assistant interrupted one of the sessions Brian exploded, but did eventually calm down when he was told the Pope was on hold."

14/10/2004 02:41