"Rick Rubin has a larger looming presence on this album than his 'thank you' deserves. He asked 'Why can't more people cover U2 songs?' And it's because, with all the great sounds and arrangements, you can forget that there isn't a song there."
- Bono on Rubin's influence on Songs of Innocence
did you know
U2 were first called Feedback when they started out in 1976, in 1977 they changed their name to The Hype and in 1978 they became U2.