"The name U2 is nothing else but a letter and a number. We just wanted to come up with a name that would people make up their own mind about the group: U2, what kind of a band is that? We could've called ourselves The Snobs or Deep Zeppelin but we wanted an original name, a simple name."
- Bono, 1983
did you know
In 1996, The Edge and Brian Eno played on a little known album, 'Undark 3396' by the English artist Russell Mills. The Edge contributed chase guitar on several songs (which haven't been determined due to the strange nature.of the songs and the project itself).