"We did once have a massive drop straight out of the sky, many years ago. We were sitting opposite Sophia Loren on a transatlantic commercial flight and got struck by lightning. And I remember Bono whispered to her, ‘Don’t worry Sophia, it’s just God taking your photograph’. It was such a good line! I thought, ‘You smooth talking bastard...’."
- The Edge on flying, 2014
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.