Bono and U2 proved the star turns despite Lady Gaga’s presence at Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday bash at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night.
Clinton joined the Irish band on stage for a rendition of ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ that moved the former president to tears.
Before the song, Bono praised Clinton's role in the Irish peace process.
“When Edge and I think of all the reasons we might want to be here in the Hollywood Bowl, the Clinton Foundation would be enough. But right on top of the list... is that we live in a country now that is largely and truly at peace -- north and south -- because of the intercession of the 43rd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton. He is by far the most beloved American since JFK for all of us Irish.”
Bono stated : “I also want to salute the extraordinary brain he calls his missus... her patience and impatience in traumatized spots of the world is something we should all think of.”
“We've been friends for a long time,” Clinton told the audience. “And I want to say to Bono, thank you for the One Campaign. Thank you for campaigning against debt, thank you trying to save the foreign aid budget of the Secretary of State of the United States, thank you for campaigning against poverty.”
He also stated “I want to say to Edge thank you for doing something very close to my heart. When Katrina almost destroyed the most unique, cultural and musical resource in America in New Orleans, this man led an effort to raise money for the all those musicians in New Orleans area who had no money but who are part of America's history and I will never forget it.”
Lady Gaga appeared as a Marilyn Monroe lookalike and sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" t"
Clinton joked “I thought, 'My God. I get Lady Gaga, and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday," Other famous attendees included Maria Bello, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Segel, Ellen DeGeneres, Colin Farrell and Chevy Chase.
"I am the only person in history who got to be President and then had a post-presidential birthday party attended by both Lady Gaga and the Secretary of State," Clinton joked on stage. "I want to thank Hillary because we met 40 years ago this year. When I met her, she was already doing the kind of work you see here long before it was cool."
Lady Gaga, informed him: "I wish you were playing sax with me tonight, baby."