“There’s no doubt in my mind that ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ wouldn’t and couldn’t have been written if it wasn’t for The Clash,” said The Edge at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night.
Along with Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello, The Edge presented the induction award to the surviving members of the legendary punk band at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
In his speech, The Edge recalled how The Clash’s 1977 performance in Dublin impacted the members of U2.
“For everyone there, that show was an awakening,” said The Edge. “The revolution had come to town. By the end of the night, Dublin was a different place.”
Fans can watch the induction ceremony and performances on VH1 on Sunday, March 16 at 9 pm ET.