Guitar player of one of the most overrated bands in the world, u2. Real name David Evans. He calls himself "The Edge" and even God doesn't know why. Gets loads of credit for stuff we've seen a long time ago done way better, probably because most diehard u2 fans are nazi's who don't know shit about music. Claims to be heavily influenced by Rory Gallagher but no one can hear it in his playing style. Doesn't really ever plays a real guitar solo or does something special. Is 'known' for having a minimalist style and sound and yet has one of the biggest effects loops and amplifier collection on stage in the biz. Also gets credit for the way he uses harmonics in songs, which is nothing really special and something Van Halen did way way better and with more taste before u2 even existed. Basicly, a really boring player who has gotten, along with the rest of the band he's in, way too much credit over the years.
Man, i can't believe that guy that calls himself The Edge gets so much respect. There are so many players out there that did way more interesting, innovating and groundbreaking things than this guy. Saul Hudson, Jimmy Page, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix..... do i need to continue? The only thing he deserves is the price for "most overrated player".
by dickkwikkwek January 04, 2007
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Real name David Evans, The Edge is the guitarist for the famous Irish rock band U2, known for his love of effect pedals, harmonics, "sonic soundscapes" and "less is more." He has a very minimalist style, so when he really rocks out in songs such as "The Fly" (from the 1991 album "Achtung Baby") the effect is far greater. Possibly best known for his intro to the song "Where the Streets Have No Name" from the 1987 album The Joshua Tree, which is essentially a four-note arpeggio done repeatedly but is regarded as one of the greatest intros of all time.
"The riff from that Vertigo song is killer! Who does it?"
"The Edge from U2. Personally I think The Edge's riff on Sunday Bloody Sunday is better, U2 aren't a new band y'know!"
"Right...but what kind of name is THE EDGE?!"
by AtomicBono June 22, 2005
Guitarist of the Irish rock band u2
by jleq July 23, 2003
Guitarist of the great Irish Band U2. Occassionally plays bass (during the song "40" primarily)
Did you hear that solo Edge just played in "The Fly"?
by Matkin August 21, 2005
Its where the badasses tend to live life.
I live life on the edge.
by Steven Morris August 25, 2003
Once you've gone over, you don't come back.
"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later."
--Hunter S. Thompson
by yolo69 April 08, 2012
Something that needs to be taken off.
Drugs and/or alcohol usually take the edge off.
by popalock January 08, 2011
the best radio station in new zealand.
97.8 The Edge frequency in Hamilton, NZ
by iluvmikepuru January 28, 2004

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