"Lots of us have a brush with mortality, it was an arresting experience. I won’t dwell in it or on it. I don’t want to name it. But these songs have that impetus behind them and it would feel dishonest not to admit the turbulence I was feeling at the time of writing."
- Bono, 2017 on his brush with mortality in 2016
did you know
U2 appeared on the Simpsons. It was on the 200th episode called "Trash of the Titans," which aired in April of 1998. In the episode the PopMart tour visited Springfield.