I like lots of music besides U2. I grew up with them in songs that mirror where I was around the same time. Music is a reminder of what was happening in my life when I heard that music. I used to think music was interpretive to what each person drew from it but now I'm aware of how that can change. I'm thoroughly satisfied that U2 has made a mark for myself and many other like minded people. U2 and R.E.M are like the Rolling Stones and The Beatles respectively for me, and I'm glad that all of the above acts can stand on their own merit.
what they said
"I've never left Ireland, really, you know you come here, come to America, I mean for Irish people America is kind of a promise land. It's the milk and honey ya know and we've always had this feeling for this country and the country I think has a feeling for our band."
- Bono, 2002
did you know
At one point when Jay Z and Beyonce were staying at Bono's house, his daughters were worried about him "boring the arses" off them about Africa.