"Without a real commitment to do something about the dire circumstances of a third of the population of the world, all New Year's Eve 1999 will amount to is... a fancy dress ball."
- Bono, Q Magazine 1998 Year In Review
did you know
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.