"Personally, I'm very selfish about the approach. I wanted to make sure we heard Larry on the record. The presence of hand played drums is very important in these times of canned beats and easy access to them. What's become a rare commodity is the presence of humanity and the feeling of people in a room playing off each other. We want to make sure we get that. Of course, the technology is there and is part of the technology. But when you got four people in a room who can give it hell, we want to get it on the hard drive!"
- Bono on All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000
did you know
During early rehearsals for the band, Adam couldn't play the bass. The rest of the band didn't even notice at first, blaming everything but Adam for the bad sound.