"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 Rattle and Hum album opens with a live cover of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter". Its inclusion on the album was intended by the band to reflect the confusion of The Joshua Tree Tour and their new-found superstar status.