"I didn't get into the band to become a celebrity, I got into the band because I wanted to play music and write songs and tour and do all that stuff."
- The Edge on fame, 1990
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.