"It's a mad thing we do. There's nothing natural about it. I mean, I hit things for a living. I hit things and people clap!"
- Larry Mullen jr. on being a drummer
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.