"I'd spent an evening with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, and another guy called Peter Wolf who used to be in the J. Geils group. They were sitting around the piano, singing these old '50's and '60's pop songs, and blues songs and bluegrass songs. It seems like my record collection didn't go back that far."
- Bono on his inspiration for Silver And Gold, 1986
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.