Bono has become a star at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies where, over the years, he has inducted Bob Marley and Chris Blackwell.
"I came here to induct the Who in 1990 with a very irreverent attitude toward the proceedings," he says in Rolling Stone at an after-show party in Kid Rock's Plaza Hotel penthouse. "I was changed in very significant ways. Just being in the room, I realized how insignificant our (U2) story was so far. I thought, 'I'm going there. I want to be there.' So I came back. And I hate this fucking monkey-suit idea—except for tonight. This night is really extraordinary."