"I was allowed to wail and keen, as the Irish call it, on a nightly basis. Most of the problem of grief is that people bottle it up. But I could use these songs to keep myself sane. I was having conversations in these songs that maybe I couldn't have with people."
- Bono on the period when his father was dying while they were on the Elevation tour
did you know
During a concert in Atlanta in 1985, Bono shined a spot light on his dad in the audience. His dad, Bob Hewson, responded by giving his son the middle finger.