"Without a real commitment to do something about the dire circumstances of a third of the population of the world, all New Year's Eve 1999 will amount to is... a fancy dress ball."
- Bono, Q Magazine 1998 Year In Review
did you know
A local violinist, Steve Wickham, approached The Edge one morning at a bus stop and asked if U2 had any need for a violin on their next album (the War album). In the studio for only half a day, Wickham's electric violin became the final instrumental contribution to Sunday Bloody Sunday.