"They obviously didn't need it, it wasn't gonna help sell tickets. But we certainly shared a lot of common philosophies. We really bonded, I like them a lot, they're great guys to hang out with, I wish I saw them more often."
- Steve van Zandt on supporting U2 on the Joshua Tree tour
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.