"A 14-year old Czech girl sitting by the radio and listening to a show broadcast by the BBC to her country which re-gained freedom only six weeks earlier. She doesn't know the band but loves the music! That girl is me and I still have the bootleg I made that night."
"I was very keen on the idea of going wide at a time like that, just seeing how big this thing could get. I had always admired Colonel Parker and Brian Epstein for realising that music could capture the imagination of the whole world."
- U2 manager Paul McGuinness, explaining his original motivation to make the Rattle and Hum movie
U2 was listed at #22 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.