"If I were a painter, or a writer, or a filmmaker, or whatever, I'd just be getting into form at this stage my career. But that's not always the case if you're a rock band. But we're ready to make the best record, the record we've waited all our lives to do. We're not ready for chilling out on beaches. There are good bands out there - Oasis? Radiohead? They are good, they're the boys, but we're the men."
- Bono prior to All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000
did you know
Dutch artist Herman Brood was asked by Bono to paint the cover of the Best of 1990-2000 compilation but died (committed suicide) before he could finish it.