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U2's 'The Edge' in battle over Malibu mansion

U2 musician David Evans, known to fans as 'The Edge' is at the center of a mansion building battle in Malibu. Evans wants to build five ridge-top homes on a property above Malibu, but the California Coastal Commission said the project would violate state law.

January 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
U2 musician David Evans, known to fans as "The Edge" is at the center of a mansion building battle in Malibu.

Evans wants to build five ridge-top homes on a property above Malibu, but the California Coastal Commission said the project would violate state law.

The commission said the development would ruin a wild area and scar hillsides visible from Pacific Coast Highway.

Evans said construction of the five multi-million dollar estates will be a green building project. The plans claim the mansions will blend into the natural surroundings.

The Coastal Commission will consider the matter at a meeting on Feb. 10.