"I was thinking today that one of the many gifts David gave a lot of us early on was the gift of being someone else… It’s that Oscar Wilde quote, give the man ‘a mask, and he will tell you the truth’. I took a new name and opted for an exaggerated version of myself to deal with being on a stage. "
- Bono in a letter to David Bowie's widow, Iman, 2020
did you know
One recording of the song One Step Closer ran for more than 15 minutes, with Bono adding many verses that were subsequently dropped.