"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
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders sang backing vocals on "Pride". At the time The Unforgettable Fire was recorded, she was married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.