Exclusive: Behind U2’s SPIN Cover Shoot

Three decades, 12 studio albums, and 145 million copies sold have made U2 the biggest band in the world. And now the Irish quartet’s latest release, No Line on the Horizon, is No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.

But how have Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. maintained their mojo for some 30 years? To answer that question, SPIN caught up with them for our April cover story.

Below, check out exclusive video from our Dublin photo shoot with the band, as they pose for our cameras and interact with fans near their longtime headquarters.

Then check out SPIN’s cover story, on newsstands next week, in which deputy editor Steve Kandell speaks with U2 about what continues to spur them on.

One theory, according to Bono: “The fear of being crap is a great motivator.”



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