U2 at the End of the World takes you across four continents over four years with the biggest rock band of the last decade. In that time U2 shares adventures and ideas with a host of cultural big shots, including Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger, Salman Rushdie and Pearl Jam, Wim Wenders and R.E.M. From Dublin to Mexico, Tokyo to Hollywood, U2 at the End of the World takes you to the strange intersection where art and politics meet. Here is the eyewitness story of the battles behind the making of U2's multi-platinum Achtung Baby, the studio experiments that produced the critically acclaimed Zooropa, and U2's ambitious plans for the future. Here is a close-up account of the business of rock stardom - with details of giant record contracts, promoter battles, and a look behind the scenes of Zoo TV - the biggest concert tour ever undertaken. Most important, here is an unprecedented look inside the songwriting and record making of U2, a group who has never before opened up their creative process to anyone outside the band.