"The big question was whether it was having an impact on the band's music? The answer was a resounding no. Was it having an impact on the way the band was functioning outside the music? The answer is yes. But nobody could argue with what he was doing, it was clearly too important. And believe me, if we could have, we would have."
- Larry on Bono's activism around Jubilee 2000
did you know
The song 'Van Diemen's Land' is sung from the point of view of an Irish poet who spoke out against the British government and was going to be exiled to Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land is the original name for the island).