"A song called Surrender and another called Sunday Bloody Sunday were two I just had to write after being in New York. There is so much happening over there, so much tension, I had to make a statement."
- Bono on War, 1983
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.