Novelist Salman Rushdie was in hiding for fear of his life for many years. Then he showed up onstage with U2. Then he wrote a song with them. In this latest highlight from our archives he recalls how it all came about.
Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge and Rihanna debuted 'Stranded' in London tonight, one of the highlights of a powerful two-hour global telethon raising funds for the people of Haiti. Watch it now and download the track.
'(Jimmy Page) came from the blues whereas we started U2 as a reaction against all of that.' Edge has been talking about guitarists like Jack White, Keith Richards, Tom Verlaine, Nick Zinner... and Jimmy Page.
'The most magical experience I've ever had in a studio'. It was pretty fine on the road too. Brian Eno talks to us about how Moment of Surrender came together during the recording of No Line On The Horizon.
'Incredibly powerful, the equivalent of an English person seeing the Clash at the 100 Club or something.' Adam remembers the first time he saw Stiff Little Fingers in Dublin. He and Edge have contributed to a new biography of the seminal Belfast punk band, published this week.
Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith joined U2 on stage at Madison Square Garden tonight, just one of the highlights on a second night of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Quite a show.