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Guitar Greats: The Edge

U2's The Edge is one of the few guitarists that you could legitimately consider a scientist due to his incredible experimentation with assorted effects pedals throughout his career.

Seriously, think back to your favorite tracks from The Joshua TreeAchtung Baby, All That You Can't Leave Behind and everything in between.  The mood and tone The Edge sets spans across the entire emotional spectrum.

Plus, he wears a skull cap like no other.  We've all tried to rock a skull cap, and let's face it, it just didn't look right.

 

Photo of U2; L-R: The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton, performing live onstage on Boy tour.

 

The Edge (David Evans) performs live on stage with Irish rock band U2 at PinkPop festival in Damen Sportpark, Geleen, Netherlands on 8th June 1981.

 

Guitarist The Edge aka David Howell Evans performs with U-2 at the US Festival in Devore, California on May 28, 1983.

 

Guitarist The Edge with the band 'U2' performing live on stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre during their 'Unforgettable Fire' world concert tour in September, 1984 in Sydney, Australia.

 

The Edge performing live onstage on The Unforgettable Fire tour, playing Fender Stratocaster guitar.

 

The Edge performs live on stage playing a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 7th January 1990.

 

The Edge of U2 performs on stage on the Zoo TV tour at Wembley Stadium, London, August 1993.

 

The Edge performing live onstage on PopMart tour, playing Rickenbacker 330/12 12 string guitar, wearing sunglasses and stetson hat.

 

The Edge performing live onstage on the 1st date of Elevation tour, playing Gibson Les Paul guitar, circa 2001.

 

U2 Performs on "The Today Show" - February 20, 2003

 

The Edge of U2 performs 'Yes We Can' in a tribute to New Orleans at The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show.

 

The Edge of U2 performs during the 360 Degree Tour at Rose Bowl on October 25, 2009 in Pasadena, California.

 

The Edge of U2 performs headlining the Pyramid Stage on day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England.

 

The Edge of U2 performs on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You, Presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City.

The Edge of U2 performs at The Forum May 27, 2015 in Inglewood, California.