"I have experimented. No, I don't think that is something that everybody has to do, one, just to be alive, or two, to write great songs."
- Bono on finding intoxicants, including psychedelics, creatively useful, 1989
did you know
In September 1976, Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a notice on Mount Temple Comprehensive School's bulletin board to form a band. With seven responses to Larry's note, the band which were known at the time as The Hype, The Larry Mullen Band, Feedback and later U2 is whittled down to four as seen from 1980's debut Boy to the current day.