Damon Edge was born in Los Angeles in 1949. He graduated from Inglewood High School in 1967. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental arts in 1970. Edge studied at the California Institute of the Arts when he was eighteen years old. This was when he started the band Chrome in 1976. He had been inspired by some of his teachers at Cal Arts. The initial concept of the band began after a trip to Europe after hearing Arabic music for the first time. He began working at MGM and jamming with other musicians to create soundtracks for film. After recording the first Chrome album he set up Siren Records to release his own recordings. He moved to San Francisco in the mid 1970s and began recording further Chrome material. In the 1980s he moved to France after marrying Fabienne Shine. They both returned to America in 1988 living in the Hollywood Hills. He liked animals and kept both dogs and cats throughout his life, being sensitive to their needs. He split with his wife in 1990. Damon produced a lot of the early Chrome cover artwork.
In August 1995 Edge was found dead in his Redondo Beach apartment in California. He had been laying undiscovered for about a month until a neighbour alerted the police. After the breakup with his wife he had begun to drink and smoke heavily. He had recently finished a new solo album in Germany.