"If a student with an accordion had come along, I would've played with them ya know...that was where I was at, I was that desperate to play with somebody."
- Larry Mullen jr. on forming a band
did you know
Many musicians have been influenced by the work of U2. There are several cover versions of U2 songs by bands such as Pet Shop Boys, Pearl Jam and The Chimes, and musicians such as Cassandra Wilson, Joe Cocker and Johnny Cash.