The guitar is coming back and U2’s Edge wants to be at the center of that resurgence.
In a recent interview, Edge said that the “timing is right” for U2 to return to their rock roots.
He explained, “We are turning the amps on. I certainly think the rock that we all grew up with as 16- and 17-year-olds, that rawness of those Patti Smith, Iggy Pop records… that kind of power is something we would love to connect back into. I think the guitar is coming back. I really feel it. And I would like to be part of that.”
He went on to explain, “To not have any ear for what’s relevant within the culture is just being out of touch. You can do stuff that’s completely against the grain, but you still want to know where the grain is.”