10/26/2007 AT 07:25 AM EDT
"Don't tell the band I'm here. I'm supposed to be recording an album. They support our cause, but they wish I would stick to singing rather than talking. And they also say Sammy Hagar to me a lot. And Phil Collins. They tell me Genesis became more popular [with] him."
– Humanitarian (and, for now, U2 frontman) Bono, who was honored Thursday night at the Black Ball in New York City, a benefit for Keep a Child Alive
(Anne Marie Cruz)