"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
At one point in in their career, less than ten paying customers were on hand for a U2 show. In the early 90's, U2 was the biggest export in all of Ireland.