"The rock stars are all too cool. And I don't want to be that, I've gotten a bit too cool. I want to be like I was as a kid, I want to stay hot and passionate rather than cool."
- Bono, 2006
"All Along the Watchtower" was recorded in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco in front of what many consider to be the ugliest sculpture in the city. Bono's spraypainted words required a formal apology from the band and were removed within days.