"When you become that popular in such a short period, it can be hard to know where the ground is. You can get pretty out of touch. So as a band we slipped and slid all over the place. And we loosened up. We wanted to, because we were fed up with being the stoic men in the desert of those albums."
- Adam on the Joshua Tree period 2011
did you know
Starting from Summer 2007 to Summer 2008, U2 had written and recorded 50-60 songs for a new record with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. 11 of these were released on 2009's No Line On The Horizon.