U2’s The Edge, who celebrates a birthday today (August 8), is not only a member of one of the greatest bands of all time, but he’s also a star in one of the greatest music movies of all time in 2008’s It Might Get Loud.
The whole premise of the film is based around one sentence that’s shown at the beginning of the film: “On January 23, 2008, three musicians came together to discuss the electric guitar.”
Of course, when those three musicians are Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White, it’s safe to say some magic is going to happen.
The entire film is one giant highlight reel, but in honor of the Edge’s birthday, here are six scenes that stand out.
Jack White makes a guitar
If you’re not blown away by this scene, you need to reexamine your life.
Page, The Edge, White Play U2’s “I Will Follow”
There’s something special about the interaction of each guitarist learning each other’s riffs.
Jimmy Page listening to Link Wray’s “Rumble”
Jimmy Page fanning out and playing air guitar is quite the sight which is only rivaled by his music room that houses his record collection.
The story behind “Seven Nation Army”
We don’t know what we like more: The actual story behind this White Stripes track or the way Page and The Edge are enamored by the riff/hook when learning how to play it.
The Edge playing “Elevation” without pedals
Everyone knows The Edge is pretty much a scientist when it comes to using pedals, but this clip is just ridiculous.
Jimmy Page playing “Whole Lotta Love”
Looking at White and The Edge trying to keep it together while Page plays the opening riff from “Whole Lotta Love” makes us feel better about fanning out while watching this scene.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.