Whenever There’s a Hurricane, Count On U2’s The Edge to Ride to the Rescue

Yes, that’s the Edge. No hat that day.When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the US Gulf Coast, U2’s The Edge got together with producer Bob Ezrin and Henry Juskzkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitar, to create Music Rising, an organization tha provides musical instruments to musicians, schools and community organizations.

Music Rising has done a fabulous job in New Orleans and beyond.  Now the organization has turned its attention to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

An initial donation of $250,000 was announced today.  The money will go to restoring music programs in schools in areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut affected by the storm.

More details at Billboard.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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