"There was a lot of kerfuffle around the time of Rattle and Hum. The feel of those songs would have bothered me as a fan. I hate to conclude that, but I think they were a little... I don't know..."
- Bono on when he would stop being a U2 fan if he was one, 2001
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.