The Edge - Quotes

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You see, rock and roll isn't a career or hobby - it's a life force. It's something very essential.

You see, rock and roll isn't a career or hobby - it's a life force. It's something very essential.

The big cop-out would be to accept popularity rather than opting to try to create potent work. It's so easy to do the popular thing, the expected thing, and that's where you start to cheat yourself - and your fans, in the end - because there's an inherent dishonesty in pandering and dishing up what everyone's expecting. ---->>>

For me, looking back is akin to being on a tightrope and looking down. It doesn't help you in the present moment to deal with what you have to deal with in order to move forward. ---->>>

Music is such a great communicator. It breaks down linguistic barriers, cultural barriers, it basically reaches out. That's when rock n' roll succeeds, and that's what virtuosity is all about. ---->>>

U2 albums never get finished. They just get released. ---->>>

Jazz came out of New Orleans, and that was the forerunner of everything. You mix jazz with European rhythms, and that's rock n' roll, really. You can make the argument that it all started on the streets of New Orleans with the jazz funerals. ---->>>

For me, my awkward phase corresponded to an interest in rock n' roll. From experience, I'm guessing an insecure childhood is probably quite a common thing among people who start a rock band. ---->>>

Starting a band is the easy part. Once you've formed the band, you have to tell a story, and that story requires songs. And not just good songs, but great songs. After a while, great songs won't do - they have to be the best. Success doesn't make it any easier. Each time I start a new record, it's a brand-new search. ---->>>

Weirdly enough, if I'm having trouble with a guitar part - not the playing of it but the writing - I'll mess around with echo and other effects, just turn everything up and make it as crazy as can be, and it winds up taking me somewhere. I've found so many guitar parts from echo. It's limitless. ---->>>

Jamming is really the most awful, excruciating experience for me; I really don't enjoy it. ---->>>

One of the good things about globalization is it has created a single international music community, and I feel very much part of it. ---->>>

I might have to take the 12 steps to Workaholics Anonymous. ---->>>

A trumpet sounds pretty much like a trumpet, and that's true of a lot instruments; pianos sound like pianos, but there's something about the guitar - the range of possibilities is much broader. ---->>>

Bono is chairman and founding member of Over-Achievers Anonymous. He has an irrepressible drive to be great. He wants to achieve it all, which actually makes him very vulnerable. ---->>>

What a song is is a subjective thing. There's no one real definition for it. ---->>>

I have a curiosity that compels me to find ways to make music that are fresh and new. ---->>>

Running my hands really fast up and down the fretboard... I mean, anybody can do that. It's the Guitar Olympics, and I can't think of anything more pointless. ---->>>

Biography

Name: The Edge
Nationality: Welsh
Born: 08-08, 1961
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Occupation: Musician
Website: http://u2.com

David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961), better known by his stage name The Edge (or just Edge), is an English-born Irish musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 13 studio albums with the band as well as one solo record (wikipedia)