"The essence of what it is to be in a rock 'n roll band to me, now, is just that three-and-a-half minutes. Not giving interviews, not being on television, not all that goes with it. What has drowned out the sound of the rock 'n roll circus has just been the rock 'n roll song. Just that one thing. That's the most existing thing for me."
- Bono, 1989
did you know
The song 'Van Diemen's Land' is sung from the point of view of an Irish poet who spoke out against the British government and was going to be exiled to Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land is the original name for the island).