"We're just a conduit for all this joy and hope and despair and it's all coming out. People say 'Oh, Rock and Roll is great - just take people's minds off of it'. No. That is not our job. Our job is to take peoples' minds through it."
- Bono on post 9/11 shows, 2001
did you know
In late 2004, "Mercy", an unreleased track taken from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions, surfaced on the Internet through a fan who had been given a copy of the album containing the extra track. The track is of less than standard audio quality, but managed to become a favorite on fan websites.