I've been a U2 fan since first hearing "I Will Follow" way back in 1980. And I've been following ever since. I was there at Red Rocks, freezing my butt off until the band hit the stage and then being completely blown away. I haven't missed them since!
"The only criticism that stung is that the album should have had more of the energy of the musicians and those who inspired it... a bit more anarchy, a bit more punk. We didn't want a pastiche of the era so we put all those 70's and early eighties influence in the juicer and a blend emerged... more like an Irish whiskey than a single malt."
- Bono on Songs of Innocence
did you know
U2 intended to release No Line on the Horizon in November 2008; after composing 50 to 60 songs, they postponed the release because they wanted to continue writing.