U2’s lead singer, Bono, has confirmed that the band are working on their 13th album, but has also noted that it will only be released when it’s ready.
The frontman also revealed that a working title for the record is, “10 Reasons To Exist,” and he also spoke to The Sun newspaper about their efforts in the studio so far, stating, “U2 have been back and they’re really in fine fettle.”
He added ,” 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 10 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 Reason To Exist’ – but I will tell you we might have at least six of them.”
This album would be the band’s first since 2009, when they released No Line On The Horizon, which was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lilywhite. It also featured the singles “Get On Your Boots,”” Magnificent,” and “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.”
U2’s guitarist, The Edge, has also looked to support musicians, schools, and community organisations, who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. They have set up a relief fund that will work in a similar fashion to the same organisation that helped those who suffered after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, and producer Bob Ezrin are also working in conjuncture with the guitarist.
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