10 of Music’s Most Bizarre Alter Egos

Mister Macphisto

By the early ’90s, even Bono was sick of Bono, and for the 1992-93 Zoo TV tour, he’d retreated from white flags and grand political statements toward a more oblique take on pop culture and celebrity. He also adopted several personae for the tour — the most curious was devil-horned prank caller Mister Macphisto, in which guise Bono was trolling celebrities way before doing so was apparently considered a conceptual art form.