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* VariantCover: The cassette edition of ''The Unforgettable Fire'' used a different shot of the band.

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* GriefSong: "Bad" is about a childhood friend of Bono who died of a heroin overdose.


** "Wire", from ''The Unforgettable Fire'', is about a childhood friend of Bono who had died of a heroin overdose.
** "Bad", from the same album and "Running to Stand Still" from ''Music/TheJoshuaTree'' are also about heroin addiction.

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** "Wire", "Bad", from ''The Unforgettable Fire'', is about a childhood friend of Bono who had died of a heroin overdose.
** "Bad",
overdose. "Wire", from the same album and album, also seems to reference drug addiction.
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"Running to Stand Still" from ''Music/TheJoshuaTree'' are is also about heroin addiction.

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** "Wire", from ''The Unforgettable Fire'', is about a childhood friend of Bono who had died of a heroin overdose.
** "Bad", from the same album and "Running to Stand Still" from ''Music/TheJoshuaTree'' are also about heroin addiction.


* LineOfSightName: Bono took his stage name from a hearing aid store, Bono Vox.



* LineOfSightName: Bono took his stage name from a hearing aid store, Bono Vox.

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* LineOfSightName: Bono took his stage name from a hearing aid store, Bono Vox.

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** Similarly, ''Under a Blood Red Sky'' is an AlbumTitleDrop from the ''Music/{{War}}'' track ''New Year's Day'', which is also a live track on ''Under a Blood Red Sky''.


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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: The band members met as students of the Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin.

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* ToTheTuneOf: The tune of "White as Snow" from ''No Line on the Horizon'' is derived from the hymn [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Come,_O_Come,_Emmanuel "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"]], with some embellishments. The subject, however, is completely different.


* EpicInstrumentalOpener: A new song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfnYpc-gVFI&feature=related Return of the Stingray Guitar]]", used to open the U2 360° Tour [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome in suitably epic fashion]] several times in 2010 and 2011.

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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: A new song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfnYpc-gVFI&feature=related Return of the Stingray Guitar]]", used to open the U2 360° Tour [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic in suitably epic fashion]] several times in 2010 and 2011.


** Worth noting that The Edge does not seem to care as much, as he has admitted to downloading bootlegs of their shows. He also defended Music/{{Negativland}} when Island Records sued them for copyright infringement for their ''U2'' EP, and stated that U2 were left out of the loop and the lawsuit was entirely the record company's decision.

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** Worth noting that The Edge does not seem to care as much, as he has admitted to downloading bootlegs of their shows. He also defended Music/{{Negativland}} when Island Records Creator/IslandRecords sued them for copyright infringement for their ''U2'' EP, and stated that U2 were left out of the loop and the lawsuit was entirely the record company's decision.


* AnimatedMusicVideo: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" and "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight".

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: "Get Out of Your Own Way", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" and "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight".


** "Bullet the Blue Sky" and "Mothers of the Disappeared" from ''Music/TheJoshuaTree'' are protest songs against the USA's backing of right-wing dictatorships in South America during TheEighties, the former being inspired by the civil war in El Salvador (Bono actually instructed The Edge to "put El Salvador through the amplifier" for the guitar solo) and the latter by the "disappearances" committed by UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet in {{Chile}} and the NationalReorganisationProcess in {{Argentina}}.

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** "Bullet the Blue Sky" and "Mothers of the Disappeared" from ''Music/TheJoshuaTree'' are protest songs against the USA's backing of right-wing dictatorships in South America during TheEighties, the former being inspired by the civil war in El Salvador (Bono actually instructed The Edge to "put El Salvador through the amplifier" for the guitar solo) and the latter by the "disappearances" committed by UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet in {{Chile}} UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} and the NationalReorganisationProcess in {{Argentina}}.UsefulNotes/{{Argentina}}.



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* 2017 - ''Songs of Experience''

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