Edge has been in London to celebrate the work of people with learning disabilities.
Bono / The Edge / U2 / JKS Photography
U2 have been in New York this past week working on their upcoming
album at Electric Lady Studios, which was built opened in Greenwich
Village by Jimi Hendrix in 1968.
Band members have been spotted there
with producer Danger Mouse, reportedly mixing the disc. On Friday
afternoon, all four members were on the roof of the studio doing an
acoustic version of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” for a camera crew. Also
spotted at the studio was Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
On Friday night, Bono and The Edge played a private show at a party in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.
Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records and the man who signed
U2, has heard the new album and calls it “better than ever.”
From all reports everythingis pretty wrapped up now and quiet again in New York. Bono was spotted out dinning with Danger Mouse and again spotted walking around New York City on Sunday.
The Edge, Adam, Bono
U2 have finished recording their new album, the follow-up to 2009?s No Line On The Horizon, and are currently mixing in New York City with producer Danger Mouse, according to reports, after three members of the band were spotted in NYC, most notably Bono outside Electric Lady Studios.
U2 are saying that recording of the new album is done and dusted, with a
playback happening last week. Tweets from Island Records head Chris Blackwell( posted earlier)
seem to confirm this, with the honcho saying “Listened to some new
music at Electric Lady Land studios earlier with U2 and Danger Mouse
#betterthanever”. Blackwell has since deleted the tweet. ( Yea wonder why )
Globe journo Brad Wheeler added fuel to the fire, sharing quotes from former Daniel Lanois, who produced The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby
amongst other U2 records. Lanois seems to have sat out of production
duties this time around but has heard the new material, with Wheeler
tweeting “Lanois tells me Bono dropped by his house in LA and that the
new U2 album sounds ‘amazing’ and ‘big’, with some Achtung Baby adventurism”.
Sounds pretty promising, considering Bono confirmed that band were working on lucky album number 13
back in January, but the frontman also warned us not to hold our
breath, stating that the band didn’t care if it took 10 years to get the