"We always talk about the collective ego of U2; that we have allowed our individual egos to be subsumed into the band ego, and so if the action helps the band, no matter who's sort of getting the credit or who's doing the work or whatever, it doesn't really matter as long as the U2 collective wins: then we all win. That's basically how it works, but that's an easy thing to say, actually, to make it happen is very challenging at times."
- The Edge on staying together for this long, 2021
did you know
"All Along the Watchtower" was recorded in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco in front of what many consider to be the ugliest sculpture in the city. Bono's spraypainted words required a formal apology from the band and were removed within days.