But Bono can. You can read his guest editorial here, and you can also hear him read it there, which I recommend. It's about Frank Sinatra. And life. Here's an excerpt:
"I wonder what [Sinatra] would have thought of the time it’s taken me and my bandmates to finish albums, he with his famous impatience for directors, producers — anyone, really — fussing about. I’m sure he’s right. Fully inhabiting the moment during that tiny dot of time after you’ve pressed “record” is what makes it eternal. If, like Frank, you sing it like you’ll never sing it again. If, like Frank, you sing it like you never have before."
And by the way, U2's new album No Line on the Horizon will be released in the US on March 3rd. Comments from a music editor who heard some tracks: "It's more in keeping with the spirit of 1991's Achtung Baby: which is to say, a bolder, more testing collection." I am eager to hear it.