"It was very difficult for the band to see me in certain company. It was excruciating. But they gave me their blessing. They believed it was the right thing to do, to get certain things across the line. I do remember Edge very early on saying, never invite Senator Jessy Helms to a U2 show. I have, and he came with his wife. Edge repented him for the way he spoke about aids publicly. And there's a picture of Edge dodging him in the backstage area. But you don't have to agree with everyone and everything if the one thing you agree upon is important enough."
- Bono, 2022
did you know
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.