"I studied rock and roll and I grew up in Dublin in the '70s, music was an alarm bell for me, it woke me up to the world."
- Bono, 2004
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.