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The Edge to Replace Instruments for Musicians Affected by Hurricane Harvey

U2 guitarist began Music Rising after Hurricane Katrina in 2005

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 28: The Edge of U2 performs during "The Joshua Tree Tour 2017" at MetLife Stadium on June 28, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

U2 guitarist the Edge pledged to replace instruments of musicians affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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The Edge announced he is raising funds to replace the instruments lost by musicians impacted Hurricane Harvey. The U2 guitarist began his charity Music Rising, in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina.

“You might recall that Edge – when Hurricane Katrina did its damage to New Orleans and destroyed the lives of so many musicians there – he put together Music Rising,” The Edge’s U2 bandmate, Bono, said in an interview with Boston radio station Mix 104.1. “And it was a really clever way of getting the musicians of the area some instruments so they could continue to live.”

Though exact plans for the recovery effort haven’t solidified just yet, Bono noted that “Edge has been in discussions now to do the same [work] in Houston. And you know, we have private ways that we will respond, but publicly that’s what we’re doing.”

Donations for those affected by Harvey can be made on the Music Rising website.

A number of celebrities, including Beyonce, George Clooney, Oprah and Jamie Foxx are set to participate in a telethon to help raise funds for hurricane relief airing live Tuesday, September 12th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC. It will also stream live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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