"And we knew fuck all about rock ‘n’ roll when we started out. We were from Dublin, and we were on our own trip anyway. People just looked at us and we’d the wrong kind of shoes and haircuts, and they didn’t see that actually behind the ugly face of music, there was an intelligence, and that we were actually creating a new mood in music and going into new terrain emotionally."
- Bono, 1992
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.