U2

The Edge is being honored in a major way. The longtime U2 guitarist will receive the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award on June 9 when the band performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

The Les Paul Foundation presents the award to "an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the late, great Les Paul through innovation, engineering, technology and/or music," according to an official statement. 

On top of the award, a grant from the Les Paul Foundation and Bonnaroo Works Fund will be given in The Edge’s name to the charity of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's choice, in accordance with the Les Paul Foundation's mission.

"I cannot think of anyone more fitting to be honored this year with the annual Les Paul Spirit Award than The Edge," executive Michael Braunstein of the Les Paul Foundation said in an official statement. "Not only is he an extraordinary talent who has given us an incredible array of amazing music but he is also an innovator who understands that sound, technologies, and a personal creative spirit play a role in creating music that cannot be forgotten."

The Edge will receive the award at a special, invitation-only event on June 9, the same date that would have marked Paul's 102nd birthday. U2 will headline Bonnaroo that evening.