"Everyone was delighted that I wasn't around so much because I drive them mad. I'm inpatient and I'm grabbing people's instruments. At one point I was banned from drinking coffee."
- Bono on being away regularly for political activities during the recordings of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.