Farely recent convert to the world of U2 obsession, ever since I first saw ZooTV Live in Sydney last year. Have been an uberfan ever since. 700 U2 tracks on my iTunes and growing. I was never prouder than the day I put The Complete Hershey Tapes on my iPod.
"I wrote the words about a friend of mine, his name was Gareth Spaulding. And on his twentyfirst birthday he and his friends decided to give themselves a present of enough heroine into his veins to kill him."
- Bono on the song 'Bad'
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.