He co-founded Music Rising, a charity to support musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.He has collaborated with U2 bandmate Bono on several projects, including songs for Roy Orbison and Tina Turner, and the soundtracks to the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and the Royal Shakespeare Company's London stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange.He said in 1982 of this early experimentation, "I suppose the first link in the chain was a visit to the local jumble sale where I purchased a guitar for a pound. It was an acoustic guitar and me and my elder brother Dik both played it, plonking away, all very rudimentary stuff, open chords and all that." The Edge has stated that many of his guitar parts are based around guitar effects.This is especially true from the Achtung Baby era onwards, although much of the band's 1980s material made heavy use of echos. U2's 1983 live album and video release, Under a Blood Red Sky and Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky are good reference points for his singing (as are the live DVDs from the Elevation Tour, U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle and Elevation 2001: Live from Boston).Over the years, the Edge has experimented with various guitar effects and introduced influences from several genres of music into his own style, including American roots music, industrial music, and alternative rock.
Several music publications have ranked the Edge among the greatest guitarists of all time.is an 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 14 studio albums with the band as well as one solo record.He also sings the occasional lead vocal in live renditions of other songs (such as "Sunday Bloody Sunday" during the Pop Mart Tour and "Party Girl" during the Rotterdam Zoo TV show when it was Bono's birthday), and has sung the second verse of the "Stand by Me" cover on a few shows.A solo acoustic version of the song "Love is Blindness", that is featured in the documentary film From the Sky Down, is sung by him as well.
Among the several other pupils who also responded to the note were Paul Hewson and Adam Clayton.