"There's a Bono factory. The band, when they saw me getting busy, opened a factory. It's just there at the back of [Dublin suburb] Tallaght. And there's various different ones, and they're being used for different occasions."
- Bono on the fact that he seems to appear everywhere and with anyone, 2009
U2 was the first artist that released an album that was already platinum before it's release (The Joshua Tree, 1987).