Rossy, could you explain what you mean by that? What wrong doing has Bono supported? Not trying to flame, just genuinely curious.
As far as favorite rock bands go, I like The Gourds. They’re a mix of rock, alt country, even bluegrass, but their albums are a lot of fun. They’re responsible for that great bluegrassy cover of Snoop’s Gin and Juice. People think Phish did that cover but nope, it’s The Gourds.
I also really like The Decemberists. Really catchy rock with really literate lyrics, full of references that go right over my head. I like rock that adds to my reading list.
In the more classic rock vein, I love Bruce Springsteen. His Seeger Sessions album is one of the best things to be released this year. As The Boss put it, "They’re not rock songs, but they rock!" Indeed.