"Bono was on fire with lyric and song ideas. His singing had reached a whole other level as if some spirit has entered his body pushing him into uncharted falsetto territory."
- Daniel Lanois on recording Achtung Baby
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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.