"We're just a conduit for all this joy and hope and despair and it's all coming out. People say 'Oh, Rock and Roll is great - just take people's minds off of it'. No. That is not our job. Our job is to take peoples' minds through it."
- Bono on post 9/11 shows, 2001
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".