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The Edge


The Edge was born David Howell Evans, in Barking, Essex in 1961. When he was 2 the family moved to Dublin. During his childhood he learnt how to play the guitar and the piano. In 1978 the Edge became the guitarist and keyboardist of U2. The Edge is still in the group, who have conquered the world for nearly 30 years. See full bio »

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Known For

Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Soundtrack
(2002)
Click
Click Soundtrack
(2006)
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
(2001)
Johnny Mnemonic
Johnny Mnemonic Soundtrack
(1995)

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Jared Leto/Nicole Richie/Tyler, The Creator (2017) ... (music: "With or Without You")
- Reese Witherspoon/Bono & The Edge/U2 (2017) ... (music: "Bullet the Blue Sky", "You're the Best Thing About Me")
- Channing Tatum/Mo Rocca/X Ambassadors (2015) ... (music: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - uncredited)
- U2 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Song for Someone") / (music: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (uncredited), "Desire" (uncredited), "Beautiful Day", "Song for Someone")
- Benedict Cumberbatch/Allison Williams/(Not) U2 (2014) ... (music: "Desire" - uncredited)
 2017 Pravidlo sesti (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
  Beat Shazam (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For") / (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 2003-2017 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #5.12 (2017) ... (writer: "One")
- Episode #4.13 (2005) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
- Episode #3.8 (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #2.23 (2003) ... (writer: "Electrical Storm")
- Episode #2.17 (2003) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2017 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 1 (2017) ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2014-2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Beds Are Burning (2016) ... (writer: "New Year's Day", "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Ghetto Supastar by Pras (2014) ... (writer: "Haven't Found")
 2016 Superstar Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- OPM Duets (2016) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.4 (2016) ... (music: "GoldenEye")
 2016 History of the Euros (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2015 TFI Friday (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 October 2015 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Raised By Wolves (Live)", "Vertigo (Live)" - uncredited)
 2015 Ricki and the Flash (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2015 Trainwreck (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Japan vs. England (2015) ... (lyrics: "Every Breaking Wave" - uncredited)
 2015/II Every Breaking Wave (Short) (lyrics: "Every Breaking Wave")
 2014 Today at Wimbledon (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- 2014: Day 11 (2014) ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2014 Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- City of Angels (2014) ... (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - uncredited)
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Ordinary Love" - as Dave Evens) / (performer: "Ordinary Love" - as Dave Evens)
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Week 6: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited) / (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2013 The Bachelor Weekend (writer: "One" - as Evans)
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Ordinary Love")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2013) ... (writer: "One")
 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Super Power (2013) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name" - uncredited)
- Lift Off (2013) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #21.49 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.48 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day")
- Episode #19.76 (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2007-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
- Live Results Show 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2003-2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
- Heaven and Hell Special (2003) ... (writer: "Gloria")
 2012 Big Brother's Bit on the Side (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 September 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Goldeneye" - uncredited)
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "When Love Comes to Town" - as David Evans)
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2012 $ellebrity (Documentary) (writer: "Desire")
 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (writer: "Beatiful Day" - as Evans)
 2011 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mount Diablo 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Elevation")
 2011 The Lady (lyrics: "Slug") / (music: "Slug")
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Staring at the Sun" (1997))
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Bono & The Edge/Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011) ... (performer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of") / (writer: "A Freak Like Me Needs Company" (uncredited), "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of", "A Freak Like Me (Needs Company)" (uncredited))
- Amanda Seyfried/B.J. Novak/Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011) ... (writer: "Rise Above" - uncredited)
- Jessica Biel/Lee DeWyze (2010) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "If the World Should End")
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 4 - In Symphony (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (2011) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Out of Control" - as Dave Evans)
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 5. Live Show (2010) ... (writer: "One")
 2010 The Runway (writer: "Electric Co" - as David Evans)
 2010 Glastonbury 2010 (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Where The Streets Have No Name")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)") / (writer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)")
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Megan Fox/U2 (2009) ... (music: "Breathe", "Moment of Surrender", "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - uncredited)
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charts, Clips und Kommerz (2009) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - uncredited)
 2009 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Julia (2009) ... (lyrics: "Magnificent")
 2007-2009 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 4: Unplugged (2009) ... (writer: "One")
- Top 5: Seasons and Colours (2007) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
- Top 24: Top 12 Boys (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.56 (2008) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - uncredited)
 2008 Legends (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Orbison: The 'Big O' in Britain (2008) ... (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (performer: "Get on Your Boots", "The Fly", "I Will Follow", "Glad to See You Go", "Elevation", "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground", "In My Time of Dying", "The Weight")
 2006-2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- 4. Mottoshow - Greatest Hits (2008) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- 2. Mottoshow - Filmhits (2008) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
- Finale (2006) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2008 Nim's Island (writer: "Beautiful Day" (2000) - as Dave Evans)
 2008 Waveriders (Documentary) (writer: "SILVER AND GOLD" - as David Evans)
 2002-2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Liveshow #2 - 80's (2007) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Liveshow #10 - Keuzes (2006) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Liveshow #1 - Mijn Idol (2004) ... (writer: "Angel of Harlem")
- Workshop #2 (2002) ... (writer: "One")
 2007 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 2003-2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Top 12 Performance: Idol's Choice (2007) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
- Semi-Finals: Verdict #2/Group Three Performance (2007) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Semi-Finals: Verdict #1/Group Two Performance (2007) ... (writer: "One")
- Top 12 Performance Show: Idol's Choice (2006) ... (writer: "With or Without You", "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Top 24 Group 1 Performance Show: Guys (2006) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Ultra Violet (Light My Way)")
 2007 U2 3D (Documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2007 Idool 2007 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grote Liveshow 8 - Rock (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 2007 100 höjdare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.8 (2007) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2007 SingStar Pop (Video Game) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2006-2007 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Where The Streets Have No Name")
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as David Evans)
 2007 Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (Video) (writer: "Where the street have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Sedmé finále (2006) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
- Druhé semifinále: Kluci (2006) ... (writer: "One")
 2004-2006 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Kvalprogram 4 (2006) ... (writer: "One")
- Kärlek (2005) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Rock (2005) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
- List-ettor (2004) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 2006 Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten (TV Movie) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2006 Click (lyrics: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Dave Evans) / (music: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Dave Evans)
 2006 Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)" - as Dave Evans)
 2003-2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Topp 4 - Duetten (2006) ... (writer: "One")
- Topp 7 - 80-tallet (2006) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Topp 40 #5 (2006) ... (writer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
- Topp 3 - Dommerne bestemmer (2005) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Topp 6 - VG-Lista Topp 20 (2004) ... (writer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- VaYechi (2006) ... (writer: "Always Forever Now")
 2006 Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit (TV Movie) (writer: "City of Blinding Lights")
 2006 Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Daniel (2006) ... (writer: "Discothèque" - uncredited)
 2005 Don't Come Knocking (lyrics: "Don't Come Knocking") / (music: "Don't Come Knocking") / (producer: "Don't Come Knocking")
 2005 Backstage (writer: "Love Is Blindness")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984) - as David Evans)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- I Love You Too (2005) ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What You See Is What You See (2005) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - as Dave Evans)
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2004 Cap d'any a TV3 (TV Special) (lyrics: "I ni així he trobat el que estic buscant")
 2004 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tretí semifinále (2004) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 4 - Filmmuziek (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2004 The Flynns' Journey to Ireland (Documentary) (writer: "Bad")
 2004 The Batman (TV Series) (performer: "The Batman Series Theme I") / (writer: "The Batman Series Theme I")
 2003-2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 3 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Top 4 Results Show (2004) ... (writer: "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad")
- Top 9 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Last Group (2003) ... (writer: "One")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 2 Showdown (2004) ... (writer: "One")
- Top 3 Performance Show: 80's Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Angel of Harlem")
 2003-2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Idol Finale (2004) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
- Top 5 - Live Band (2004) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2004 Taking Lives (lyrics: "Bad")
 2004 Idol stjörnuleit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2003) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1: Your Pop Idol (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2003 Blackball (lyrics: "Stuck in a Moment (You Can't Get Out of)")
 2003 Headrush (writer: "Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk", "Your Blue Room" - as Evans)
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Beautiful Day" - as David Evans)
 2003 Conspiracy of Silence (writer: "All I Want Is You" - as Evans)
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 2 - Jaren 80 (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2002 Gangs of New York (arranger: "The Hands That Built America (Theme from Gangs of New York)") / (producer: "The Hands That Built America (Theme from Gangs of New York)")
 2002 Bond Girls Are Forever (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Goldeneye")
 2002 Mr. Deeds ("Sweetest Thing")
 2002 About a Boy (as Evans, "Zoo Station")
 2001 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Racheengel (2001) ... (lyrics: "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Miss Sarajevo" - as David Evans)
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (lyrics: "Elephant Love Medley")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1995 - 2001) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Episode dated 9 February 2001 (2001) ... (lyrics: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
- Episode dated 12 January 2001 (2001) ... (lyrics: "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of") / (writer: "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
- Episode dated 30 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
- Episode dated 23 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
- Episode dated 16 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Goldeneye")
 2000 Looking for Alibrandi (lyrics: "With or Without You")
 1999 Three Kings (lyrics: "In God's Country")
 1999 Runaway Bride (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1999/I Entropy (lyrics: "Mofo")
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trash of the Titans (1998) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 1998 City of Angels (lyrics: "If God Will Send His Angels")
 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (TV Special) (writer: "Mofo" - uncredited)
 1997 The End of Violence (writer: "I'm Not Your Baby")
 1997 The Blackout (writer: "MIAMI" - as Dave Evans)
 1997 The Video Pool (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.155 (1997) ... (lyrics: "Staring at the Sun")
 1995 GoldenEye (music: "Goldeneye")
 1995 Showgirls (Gimme Some More, Dignity Mix", (lyrics: "Numb)
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #6.4 (1995) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 1995 Batman Forever (producer: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me")
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (performer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1") / (writer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as Dave Evans)
 1994 Ready to Wear (writer: "Lemon (Perfecto Mix)")
 1994 Milk Money (as Dave Evans, "Some Days Are Better Than Others")
 1994 Blown Away (writer: "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - as Dave Evans)
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "All I Want is You" - as Dave Evans)
 1992-1993 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Fatal Extraction (1993) ... (writer: "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" - uncredited)
- Mother Nature's Son (1992) ... (writer: "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" - uncredited)
 1993 Fearless (writer: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME" - as David Evans)
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation Double 007 (1993) ... (writer: "New Year's Day")
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Conversation on a Bar Stool")
 1993 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "One" - as Evans)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" - as David Evans)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Desire")
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary) (lyrics: "Van Diemen's Land")
 1986 Captive (writer: "Heroine")
 1985 Sunset Strip (performer: "Sunset Strip")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (music: "Bad") / (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lombard (1985) ... (writer: "Wire" - uncredited)
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Out to Lunch (1981) ... (writer: "I Will Follow")
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[on "Beautiful Day"] We were also reclaiming, I guess, some of the best-known musical and sonic hallmarks of the band, on the basis that if everyone else was ripping us off, why couldn't we? See more »

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Guitarist, keyboardist and sometimes the songwriter of U2. See more »

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Edge often wears hats to cover his receding hairline See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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