The Edge

The Edge

 

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David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961), better known by his stage name The Edge (or just Edge),[1] is a British-born Irish musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 13 studio albums with the band as well as one solo record. As a guitarist, the Edge has crafted a minimalistic and textural style of playing. His use of a rhythmic delay effect yields a distinctive ambient, chiming sound that has become a signature of U2's music.

The Edge was born in England to a Welsh family, and was raised in Ireland after the Evans family relocated there while he was still an infant. In 1976 at Mount Temple Comprehensive School he formed U2 with his fellow students and his elder brother Dik. Inspired by the ethos of punk rock and its basic arrangements, the group began to write its own material. They eventually became one of the most popular acts in popular music, with successful albums such as 1987's The Joshua Tree and 1991's Achtung Baby. Over the years, the Edge has experimented with various guitar effects and introduced influences from several genres of music into his own style, including American roots music, industrial music, and alternative rock. With U2, the Edge has also played keyboards, co-produced their 1993 record Zooropa, and occasionally contributed lyrics. The Edge met his second and current wife, Morleigh Steinberg, through her collaborations with the band.

As a member of U2 and as an individual, the Edge has campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes. He co-founded Music Rising, a charity to support musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. He has collaborated with U2 bandmate Bono on several projects, including songs for Roy Orbison and Tina Turner, and the soundtracks to the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and the Royal Shakespeare Company's London stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. Several music publications have ranked the Edge among the greatest guitarists of all time.

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From the Sky Down is a 2011 American documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about rock band U2 and the production of their 1991 album Achtung Baby.
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Grand Rapids Symphony's exciting, new season will have you on the edge of your seat
The Rapidian  –  September 16, 2016
Pianist Joyce Yang plays "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" with the Grand Rapids Symphony on Oct. 7-8 The Grand Rapids Symphony will have you on the edge of your seat in anticipation over the arrival of its new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger. Associate ...
ICMP And HCM Create Progression Pathways For Students
mysinginglessons.co.uk  –  August 27, 2016
David Howell, Director at ICMP said “Creating meaningful connections within the field of Popular Music Education is important to ICMP to keep feeding the industry with well trained, entrepreneurial portfolio musicians. As with many of our other ...
ICMP announces partnership with HCM
rhinegold.co.uk  –  August 25, 2016
ICMP director David Howell said: ‘Creating meaningful connections within the field of popular music education is important to ICMP to keep feeding the industry with well trained, entrepreneurial portfolio musicians. ‘Our partnership with HCM is based ...
Hertfordshire College of Music partners with ICMP to create progression pathways
MIPRO  –  August 24, 2016
Article continues below “Creating meaningful connections within the field of Popular Music Education is important to ICMP to keep feeding the industry with well trained, entrepreneurial portfolio musicians,” said David Howell, director at ICMP.
David Howell becomes a grandmaster at 16
en.chessbase.com  –  August 11, 2016
David Howell vs Sergey Karjakin at Somerset House in 2003 David ... He is currently studying for his French, German and Maths A-levels at Eastbourne College. His favourite music includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Foo Fighters.

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