The Edge Almost Rips Off The White Stripes

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U2 guitarist the Edge has accidentally composed a song that is very similar to the White Stripe's hit "Seven Nation Army." The Edge explained to the Daily Express, "I went back and listened, and it wasn't exactly [Seven Nation Army], but it was way too close."

Luckily, the Edge was working with White Stripe's frontman Jack White for the filming of the It Might Get Loud rockumentary and White was able to convince the Edge that there was a very close similarity between the two songs.

The Edge said, "I played it for Jack, and he was like, 'Mmm, it's a bit close, isn't it?'"

This is another example of how the famous riff from "Seven Nation Army" has taken on a life of its own. The song has become the anthem for Italian soccer fans and was used as the victory song during the World Cup.

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