"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
Though the band settled on the album name Pop for the Pop album there were many proposed titles for the album including Discola, Miami, Mi@mi, Novelty Act, Super City Man, YOU2 and Godzilla, went as far as having artwork made for them.