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U2 singer Bono can campaign for everything from debt relief to Aids treatment. U2’s serene guitarist The Edge sticks to what he knows.
U2 lost gear in Hurricane Katrina (2005) after they’d played a show only days before. Edge signed up pronto for the Music Rising charity, which raises funds for New Orleans’ rich musical community, some of whose instruments perished in the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
Edge has since auctioned one of his Gibson Explorers and his white Gibson Les Paul Custom for the cause.
In April 2006, at the reopening of Preservation Hall during JazzFest, Edge played with the Dave Matthews Band and The New Birth Brass Band. That’s charity.