Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their breakout album The Joshua Tree, rock legends U2 sat down with Jimmy Kimmel last week to reflect on their success. During the conversation, the Irishmen admitted their deep love and respect for America, whose “physical landscape” inspired the record and whose “psychological” and “spiritual” landscapes inspired their careers.
“We love America… For Irish people, America is the promised land. And I feel like an annoying fan sometimes following America into the bathroom with the liner notes,” Bono joked to Kimmel. “We love this country and we love the landscape. It’s not just the physical landscape. It’s the psychological landscape. It’s the spiritual landscape.”