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Quoted, Part 2

Members of U2 (from left, Adam Clayton, Bono, Edge and Larry Mullen Jr.) hold street signs in New York City on Tuesday. A portion of West 53rd Street was renamed "U2 Way." (Gary Hershorn/Reuters)

"They said it was a modesty thing. They thought it was presumptuous."

-- Bono in the new Rolling Stone, revealing that the Obama team nixed the rock star's idea to use Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech as an intro to U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)" during the inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial. On performing before the massive crowd: "I suppose the fact I thought I could bond with every single one of them is early -- or later -- signs of megalomania."

By The Reliable Source  |  March 6, 2009; 1:00 AM ET
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