"The origins of the band were based on friendship. As we got older, there was a sense of group purpose. We took on a band ego and left our own egos checked at the door because if the collective wins, we all win. That makes it so much easier to deal with each other’s idiosyncrasies. Most bands break up because one or more members decides they’d be better off being solo. It’s more every man for himself."
- The Edge on how U2 has been together for so long, 2023
did you know
In 2011, Guus van Hove, the director of the Dutch music venue 013, and his girlfriend died of heat exhaustion in a remote part of the Joshua Tree National Park, allegedly searching for the site of U2's tree, which is fact is over 200 miles away from the park.