"I realized the real influence was probably Flannery O'Connor, so I developed this character called the Shadow Man and I'm managing to step into the shoes of the Shadow Man without any self-harm. It's quite a character."
- Bono on the character he plays for Exit on the Joshua Tree tour
did you know
Based on the hymn "Veni, veni, Emmanuel", the song "White as Snow" describes the last thoughts of a dying soldier in Afghanistan.