Comments: U2 play at a gig called Rock Against Sexism. For many years the precise date was unknown and it was said to have taken place in late 1978. It actually took place on 28 August 1979 and was advertised by Joe Breen in his column in the Irish Times on 13 August. Admission was £1, or £0.75 upon presentation of a student or dole card.
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"Rick Rubin has a larger looming presence on this album than his 'thank you' deserves. He asked 'Why can't more people cover U2 songs?' And it's because, with all the great sounds and arrangements, you can forget that there isn't a song there."
- Bono on Rubin's influence on Songs of Innocence
did you know
The song 'One Tree Hill' is named after the highest volcanic hill in Auckland and was dedicated to Greg Carroll, who had become Bono's personal assistant. Greg Carroll was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1986.