"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
The guy mentioned in the song Bullet The Blue Sky with "his face red like a rose on a thorn bush" is Ronald Reagan according to an interview with Bono in 2006.