"It's a way of taking the p**s out of myself. You need to take the p**s out of these rock and roll stars... they need a bit of a clip on the ear!"
- Bono, explaining MacPhisto to Australian reporters, 1993
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.