"I was thinking today that one of the many gifts David gave a lot of us early on was the gift of being someone else… It’s that Oscar Wilde quote, give the man ‘a mask, and he will tell you the truth’. I took a new name and opted for an exaggerated version of myself to deal with being on a stage. "
- Bono in a letter to David Bowie's widow, Iman, 2020
did you know
The song 'Heartland' is a homage to America and in particular the Missisippi delta that was the birth of the blues that Bono was getting interested in at the time.