"Our brightest spark wasn't at the beginning. Our brightest will be, I hope, at the end of our career. And I know that sounds like a load of bollocks. I'm always very concsious of Bono-isms."
- Larry Mullen jr, 2009
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.