"We need from writers some rage, and we need spleen, but we also need the pursuit of truth. And that it's important to rock music to do that. I see it fighting for relevance. And I would like it if writers would step back and look at what we've done like you would hip hop, or you've come from Zanzibar, because there are loads of codified rules and regulations that are suffocating rock music right now."
- Bono on rock music, 2005
did you know
In U2's early days when picking nicknames for each other, one of Bono's earliest was "Bon Smelly Arse".