"I was allowed to wail and keen, as the Irish call it, on a nightly basis. Most of the problem of grief is that people bottle it up. But I could use these songs to keep myself sane. I was having conversations in these songs that maybe I couldn't have with people."
- Bono on the period when his father was dying while they were on the Elevation tour
did you know
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.