12 Daves Of Christmas: 9 - The Edge of U2

Don't panic: when he goes home for his tea, his mum calls him David Howell Evans.

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The Edge is easily one of the best and most inventive guitarists of all time and every direction that U2 takes is underpinned by his incredible palette of tones.

Did You Know?

Edge is English by birth. Both parents are Welsh and the family moved to Ireland when he was just a baby.