"We didn't do the hit because I'd gone AWOL to try and find a television moment and forgot about the song. The band were very, very upset - they nearly fired me."
- Bono on playing an extended version of Bad at Live Aid, resulting in the fact that Pride was not performed
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.