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April 2004

Oprah: Do you have anxiety every time you release an album?

Bono: Yes.

OW: You do?

B: Of course. It's much easier to be successful than it is to be relevant.... Tricks might keep you popular for a while, but in all honesty, I don't know how U2 will stay relevant. I know we've got a future. I know we can fill stadiums. And yet with every record, I think, "Is this it? Are we still relevant?"

OW: Well, you haven't been invited to play a Bat Mitzvah yet.

Read the full interview from the April 2004 issue.