"Every day I turn around and think, 'What the fuck was I doing? How did I get here?'. I did not own any of their records at all. Not even Achtung Baby, not Zooropa. I came into it totally fresh."
- Howie B on working with U2 for Pop
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.