But like a Spider-Man body double swinging in on a very precarious cable, Edge has come to his bandmate's defense. U2's guitarist has never been as chatty as Bono (who is?), but in recent weeks he's been making headlines on his own and cracking jokes with the press. Unable to stand idly by while a total no-name American with zero power jabs at his band in a smallish newspaper, the Edge wrote his own letter to the editor (via the Daily Swarm).
The guitarist complains that Moroney's claims contain "so many inaccuracies that it is pointless to attempt to correct them all," but sets the record straight on U2's alleged tax evasion and even praises Spin editor Steve Kandell for his own reporting on the band's finances (he called him Steve Kandrell, but it's the thought that counts). The moral of the story: The Edge is watching, so beware authors of the U2 Sucks Facebook page!
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