"I was opened up by grief. I was the typical troubled teenager. There was a moment in punk rock when you couldn't have heroes. It was the end of progressive rock. An anti-star stance. I had to take off all the posters from my wall in my bedroom but I couldn't take down my David Bowie poster. The grief following my mother's dead there was no doubt that opened up a hole in me, that I've tried to fill with music. And I did fill it with music but I could have filled it with other things."
- Bono, 2022
did you know
All That You Can't Leave Behind is the only album ever to have two singles win the Grammy of Record of the Year in two consecutive years.