"We were inventing names, mythical places, even our own language. My first name was Steinheghvanhuyseoolegbangbangbang, imagine that on an album sleeve!"
- Bono on his childhood
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.