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The Edge a Key Term in New Rock Textbook

A snazzy new college textbook on rock and roll is out from Kevin Dettmar, Professor of English and cultural studies at Pomona College and keeper of a great blog on contemporary culture, aptly named Fake Chinese Rubber Plant. Yes, a textbook on rock and roll.  (Feel old, much?) Dettmar’s is not the first of its […]

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The Edge Returns to Moscow

It was March 1989 when The Edge joined Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Brynsley Forde (of Aswad), Annie Lennox, the Thompson Twins, Chrissie Hynde, Jerry Harrison, and Karl Wallinger (of World Party) in Moscow to support Greenpeace’s efforts to educate and impact environmental change in the Soviet Union. As Greenpeace put it, “The gathering in Red […]

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Rumor: Bono to write for Pixar?

Mike from The Pixar Blog shared yesterday that he thinks Bono and maybe The Edge could be creating songs for an upcoming Pixar project. He cites “new information” as his catalyst for writing the post, and refuses to share his resources, but calls the possibility “reasonably solid.” To read the full post, click here. Thanks […]

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Who Needs 'Em Anyway?

I had a weird sensation come over me as I watched Edge perform “Where the Streets Have No Name” with Muse at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend. I had never realized just how much that song’s strength is Edge. Being a Mullen fan myself, I had always embraced the drums in the song. However, it […]

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Edge Has an Angel

We’re a bit late on posting this, but hopefully “better late than never” still applies. I’m talking about Edge’s participation in an Irish fund raising project called Angels – Beacons of Hope, which involved him painting an 8-foot tall angel. Thanks to “gaving” for posting this photo in our forum: The project launched back in […]

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Decade of U2

Rolling Stone has posted on its website an interview with The Edge, where he discusses the past ten years of U2. There’s also a photo gallery too. The most telling part of the article is where Edge predicts the next decade: What you foresee for U2 in the next decade? I can’t think that things […]

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Truth In Advertising?

I have been thoroughly enjoying seeing the tour through Edge’s Blackberry with all of his subtle nuances and unique perspective on the world. It’s been fun keeping up with it all. I know that users can’t control what advert pops up on their twitpic page, but I found this to be ironic – Ticketmaster’s TicketsNow […]

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Edge v. Malibu

I said a month or two in an OTR column that this “Edge vs. Malibu” story wasn’t gonna go away anytime soon, and that Edge would have to start giving his side of the story. Seems that’s exactly what he’s doing. CNN was reporting the news today…. Embedded video from CNN Video

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Spidey is Coming…Sooner

As originally reported in Variety, the musical featuring a score by Bono and The Edge was set to open in February of 2010. However, Broadway.com reports that the date has been moved up to January 16, 2010, and advance group orders for tickets are already being accepted. Click on this link: http://www.broadway.com/SpiderMan/broadway_show/5021941 to read the […]

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Holy Guitars, Batman!

During the quiet times in U2-land, my friends and I start to ponder the “what if’s” to keep ourselves from going bonkers as we wait for something new. My husband stumbled upon this amazing guitar (or should I say guitars) and asked me if Edge would consider adding this to his fine collection. While scary […]

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