Compared to a lot of bands I have worked with,' says Tommy Whitelaw. 'U2 put a lot of time into the quality of their merchandising. What we are selling on tour is what they have selected from many more items.
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 extract from a piece in The Sunday Times he recalls how it all came about.