The Beatles saved the life of U2 guitarist The Edge, who was ready to dedicate his life to a life threatening hobby. The Edge told the story in Dave Grohl’s new ‘What Drives Us’ documentary. Dave Grohl Leaks ‘Gross’ Ringo Starr Video.
“The one downside of living in the ‘burbs of Dublin city is often there’s not a lot going on, so we’d have to find other ways of amusing ourselves. That’s when we got into explosives, and that was a kind of interesting phase. We had a couple summers, good fun blowing things up,” the rock icon tells Grohl in the film.
“We got over that phase at age 15,” he added. “But you’re in this nice little town with not a lot happening, so things went horribly wrong when I discovered rock & roll.” The Edge said his first viewing of the Beatles’ A Hard Days’ Night as what saved him from a life of pyro, and encouraging him to pursue music as his career and true passion.
Grohl interviewed a variety of rock icons for ‘What Drives Us’ including Ringo Starr and Brian Johnson, where they discussed their earliest days in music riding around in tour vans, before getting the lavish and expensive buses they have today.