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The Edge: 38th Best Guitarist Ever (in Rolling Stone poll)

The Edge is the 38th best guitarist of all-time. At least according to Rolling Stone‘s latest survey of a couple dozen guitarists and music industry folks. (full list of survey takers here) Daniel Lanois writes a nice, short essay about The Edge that ends with this: There’s a breakdown about two-thirds of the way through […]

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VIDEO: Edge Talks About the Fender Telecaster

The famous Fender Telecaster electric guitar is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and The Edge has recorded a short video talking about the instrument for Fender Guitars. The video was posted on YouTube a month ago, but Fender has just publicized it today on their blog, so we’ll do the same. Thanks to @wildcat630 […]

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Oprah Winfrey: Converted U2 Fan

During the last episode of Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes, Oprah shared that she had never listened to U2’s music prior to interviewing Bono. She said that while taping her shows in Australia last year, she and her producers received texts inviting them to a party hosted by Bono. Despite the event’s midnight start […]

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U2's Taxes In The News Today x 2

Today, on the very same day, we have two op-eds bringing “the eternal note of U2’s taxes in” (sorry, Matthew Arnold). Kevin Myers of Ireland’s The Independent weighs in on the normal issues surrounding this topic, while also responding to the Glastonbury Festival Michael Eavis’ move to crack down on protestors who came to disapprove […]

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Another Spidey Injury

It was reported today that Natalie Mendoza, who plays “Arachne” in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, will be off work for at least a week due to an injury she sustained during the preview, Nov. 28. Apparently the star was hit in the head by a flying rope at the debut performance and suffered a […]

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The Math Behind The Edge's Guitar Sound

I love the sound of Edge’s guitar as much as any U2 fan. I must confess though, I do not know a thing about playing the instrument. It seems there is more to his signature sound than meets the ear. So fans and musicians may find this piece as fascinating as I did. It seems […]

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