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With over 6,000 items in our news archives, it's a safe bet you haven't read all of them! This month we continue our look at 1987.

'Good Or Bad, It's Always Me,' Star Hits

Unlike his bandmates, particularly the Edge, Bono says he's not intrigued by the record making process. "I like being onstage. All the rest is something I have to go through to get there. I can walk out onstage in front of 10 or 20 or 30 thousand people, but meeting people backstage, I can go to pieces."

Cactus World View, NME

In a cramped Dublin bedroom, four musicians hover nervously over a modest set of drums and guitars. In one corner stands a small amplifier, in another a cassette recorder. The bedroom is that of the band's drummer, a country and western fan, who is impressing on his colleagues the importance of that sometimes magical form of vocal composition, the song.

The Edge Interview, Rolling Stone

"That's one of the things that attracted me to rock & roll. Initially, there's that feeling of potential, of power, when you strap on an electric guitar. And then you learn that what it's really all about is controlling that power. I mean, the guitar has been a big part of rock & roll. I just can't imagine Elvis holding a violin!" 

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