"B.B. King and my father are the same age — they’re both 66 and they’re two of the coolest men I’ve ever met. When I get to that age, I want to be like that — I want to be a real motherf—-er, never apologising, never explaining. And I’m going to hit you with my stick."
- Bono, 1992
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.