U2 working on 13th album

2013-01-16 21:11
Los Angeles - U2 have been working on a new album for months.

The Elevation rockers are writing tracks for their 13th studio album - with the working title 10 Reasons To Exist - which will be their first release since 2009's No Line on the Horizon.

Singer Bono told The Sun newspaper: "U2 have been back and they're really in fine fettle.

"They're mad for it at the moment and they really want to make a new record. And they don't care if it takes ten years - they don't care if it never happens again, they just want to get it right.

"Within the band we've been calling it '10 Reasons To Exist' - but I will tell you we might have at least six of them."

The world's most spiritual regions

Bono added the band had halted recording in December as he got flu.

U2 - which also includes The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen - completed their 360 Degree tour, the highest grossing of all time, in 2011, and then took time off to rest and recuperate.

Bono took his family on a round the world trip of the world's most spiritual regions, which may have influenced him for the band's new album.

Speaking about the trip Bono said: "Because I wasn't busy with the band we kind of went wandering. Once in a lifetime sort of stuff, places like Africa and Central America.

"We also went to Jordan and Israel and Peru. It was really great to have time off."


  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2013-01-17 00:51

    How times have changed. It took the Beatles a little over 7 years to record 13 albums. And U2 does the same in about 34 years! And I will bet that in 50 years children will still be singing Yellow Submarine, while adults will be saying 'Bono who?'

      michael.hughes.165470 - 2013-01-17 08:26

      It's easy to create 12 albums in 8 years when you only use the same 3 chords...

      cornelius.jacobs.35 - 2013-01-17 09:14

      Quality over quantity, I say.

      iandudleym - 2013-01-17 12:35

      Vernon, you're an idiot. U2 are the best band in the world,the Beatles will always be legends but U2 have re-invented themselves over and over and that's why they are still able to make awesome music, in 50 years they'll be talking about U2 and Beatles in the same breath.

  • chris.leroux2 - 2013-01-17 12:22

    Please let it be good, not much to to brag about since Agthung Baby.

      iandudleym - 2013-01-17 12:37

      Chris, have you had your head in the sand for 20 years. Remove the 'blinkers' and have another listen to U2's new stuff, it's thought provoking, deep and makes them the best band in the world without a doubt

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