Thanks for writing. I'm glad you liked the story.
I tried not to focus too much on Bono. I think he's great, but he gets more
than enough publicity (i.e., cover of Rolling Stone) and doesn't need any
from me. The other members of U2 are accustomed to Bono being the center of
attention, so I don't think there's a lot of resentment or jealousy among
the ranks. Still, it's nice when the other guys get some recognition. When
we chose art for the story, I told my editor that in addition to a close-up
of Bono, I wanted to run a photo that showed all four members of the band.
After all, U2 is the sum of its parts. If any of those four were missing, it
wouldn't sound like U2. (And anyone who thinks Adam is inconsequential has
never really listened to the music. If they did, they'd notice how the bass
guitar is always extremely prominent in the mix.)
A lot of people seem to think of U2 as Bono's backing band. But Bono never
would have made it as a solo act. He needed the other three as much as they
needed him. And that's the wonder of U2. It's like a table with four equally
strong legs. When you listen to the music, you can concentrate on the
performance of any individual member and enjoy it, because they're all so
skilled at what they do.
Have a "beautiful day"!