"People sharing our music, personally I have no problem with. It's when they're doing it as a business, I have a real problem with that. But at the end, I'm a big rock star. I can live it one way or the other."
- Bono on file sharing
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.