"When we set out on this record it was Larry who came up with the plan not to have a plan. He put up this idea that wouldn’t it be great just to make music for its own sake, not for the purpose of a live show or on album but just to see what we’re capable of.."
- Bono, September 2008, talking on the upcoming album
U2 appeared on the Simpsons. It was on the 200th episode called "Trash of the Titans," which aired in April of 1998. In the episode the PopMart tour visited Springfield.