Mostly Credited As: The Edge
Sometimes Credited As: U2
Birth Name: David Howell Evans
Date Of Birth: August 08, 1961 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Barking, Essex, England
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
David Evans, also known as The Edge, was born in August of 1961 to Garvin and Gwenda Evans. When he was little, his family moved to Dublin, Ireland. It was there as a teenager that he formed the now known band U2 with Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr.
The Edge is known for his unique style of guitar-playing and vocals on the U2 albums.
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Is well known to wear his skull beanie cap at all times because of his thinning hair, which started in his early twenties. He even wore it on his wedding day.
Edge was listed as #24 on Rolling Stone's magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
Edge plays the Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Bass and Lap Steel.
Edge almost left U2 in 1982 due to religious reasons but chose to stay.
Created the organization, Music Rising that is working toward the help of rebuilding New Orleans, Louisiana. He's often seen his Music Rising shirt.
Once smashed his guitar on stage from frustration during the song "Gone". He said he was frustrated that the band didn't perform well.
Became a Mencap ambassador in April 2009.
The Edge Quotes
Describing his 'dream band': "Ghandi on percussion, Martin Luther King on Bass, Guitar would be Isaac Newton, Keyboards Beethoven, Vocals Jesus Christ."
"There's myth and mystery, and they are two completely different things. Although it's part of being a big group, I don't particularly like myth, but to me mystery is everything."
On the late Les Paul: A legend of the guitar and a true renaissance man. Les Paul disproves the cliche that you can only be famous for one thing. His legacy as a musician and inventor will live on and his influence on Rock and Roll will never be forgotten.