"If you looked into the face of a mother whose daughter or son has died in their arms for no good reason, they don't know of care who's President of America. It's something that once you're a witness to, you can't get it out of your head."
- Bono, 2009
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U2 was the fourth rock band to be featured on the cover of Time magazine (following The Beatles, The Band, and The Who), who declared that U2 was "Rock's Hottest Ticket".