"I was exploring rock'n' roll guitar in the 21st century. Were there any new riffs to be discovered? 'Vertigo' is kind of an eternal riff. It's like it has always been there. Once I stumbled across it, that was a clue to where the album was going."
- Edge on recording the How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album
did you know
A local violinist, Steve Wickham, approached The Edge one morning at a bus stop and asked if U2 had any need for a violin on their next album (the War album). In the studio for only half a day, Wickham's electric violin became the final instrumental contribution to Sunday Bloody Sunday.