"The rock stars are all too cool. And I don't want to be that, I've gotten a bit too cool. I want to be like I was as a kid, I want to stay hot and passionate rather than cool."
- Bono, 2006
did you know
Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."