THE EDGE Biography - Musicians


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Name: David Howell Evans                                                           
Born: 8 August 1961 London, England                                                 
Genre: Rock                                                                         
Occupation: Musician                                                               
Instrument(s): Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Bass guitar                               
David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London, UK), more widely   
known by his moniker The Edge, is a musician known best as the guitarist,           
keyboardist, and backing vocalist for the Irish rock band U2. His distinctive       
electric guitar timbre and percussive style of playing, along with his             
innovative use of digital sound processing delay in particular have been           
instrumental in defining U2's unique sound. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine         
named The Edge #24 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".