"He played until the strings came off, his whole life came out of him. I was pushing him and pushing him. 'One more time, please Edge, one more time.' Finally, when we went for the take, one string broke and another string broke and he just kept playing harder and harder. And he has such a light touch, ordinarily, he's so gentle. All that left him for a kind of rage. And yet there's not one bum note in there. It's incredible."
- Bono on Edge recording Love Is Blindness
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.