"These are some of the songs that saved my life... the ones I couldn't have lived without... the ones that got me from there to here, zero to 60... through all the scrapes, all manner of nuisance, from the serious to the silly... and the joy, mostly joy," the rocker shared in an open letter posted to the band's website. "I wanted to thank the artists and everyone who helped make them ... They were doing the same for me."
Bono also noted that he wrote a fan letter to each artist or their families, and revealed the first six on Sunday. The musicians who received the first batch of letters were for Pavarotti, Billie Eilish, David Bowie, Massive Attack, Daft Punk, and Kraftwerk.