"For a long time I believed the rock and roll mythology of acquiring experience without responsibility. I chose to deal with being in the band in a very single minded way and I developed a lifestyle that I thought added up to what I was. I don't want to go back there again, I'm comfortable with this."
- Adam Clayton, looking back on the eighties/start nineties
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.