"I realized that every kid who loses his mother thinks his mother abandoned him. Even if their mother is knocked over by car, it's, 'She left me.' And grief turns into rage. That is the story of rock 'n' roll — abandoned mothers."
- Bono on Iris, 2015
did you know
"All Along the Watchtower" was recorded in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco in front of what many consider to be the ugliest sculpture in the city. Bono's spraypainted words required a formal apology from the band and were removed within days.