To celebrate the physical release of their new album Songs of Innocence, U2 sat down to answer questions posed by fans -- and detractors -- on Facebook.
The Edge gave a humorous introduction to the session. "It's gonna be very hard to get Larry [Mullen Jr.] to say anything at all," he joked, while also noting, "It's gonna be hard for Bono to stop talking." He continued, "I'm gonna answer anything, but I will not be divulging what strings I use or my favorite echo pedals."
Unsurprisingly, a disgruntled fan asked Bono a question that came off as more of a statement: "Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples playlists ever again? It's really rude." This illicited a deep sigh and a lengthy response from U2's frontman.
Mostly, though, the Q&A stayed light in tone. One person asked, "Why doesn't Larry and Adam [Clayton] have cool names like the Edge and Bono?" Another curious fan wondered, "How do rock stars smell like?"