"People think of you as a rock star or something like that, and I've never felt quite like that, even though I've played the role at differing times at differing levels. But in the end I'm a songwriter, really — and in the end, I'm a fan, really."
- Bono, 2022
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".