"The rock stars are all too cool. And I don't want to be that, I've gotten a bit too cool. I want to be like I was as a kid, I want to stay hot and passionate rather than cool."
- Bono, 2006
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.