Simon Peter denied Jesus. U2’s Bono did not. March 31, 2015 Pamela Smith Growing in faith During Holy Week, we recount the scriptures of Our Lord’s passion and death. One of the more powerful moments leading up to Christ’s crucifixion is Simon Peter’s denial. In this televised interview, Bono, the lead singer of the band U2, did not deny Jesus’s presence in his life in any way.