"There was a mad theory at one point in U2's early days that we were so broke we would start a second band that would perform under a different name and play covers, and would actually earn a living that would support U2, who would continue to perform their own material."
- Paul McGuinness
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.