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- Posted on Oct 22nd 2010 5:15AM by Andrew Kerr
As previously reported by Spinner, band manager Paul McGuinness believes the record, tentatively titled 'Songs of Ascent,' will hit the shelves early next year.
Now, in an interview with The Age, the outspoken frontman has filled in a few more gaps surrounding U2's forthcoming release and their work with Danger Mouse. Bono said, "We have about 12 songs with him. At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it's just happening so easily."
The album most likely to follow 'Songs of Ascent' sees the band adopting a "club" style and features collaborations with Lady Gaga associate Red One, Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and French DJ/producer David Guetta.
Bono explained the thinking behind the record. "U2's remixes in the 1990s were a real treasure, so we wanted to make a club sounding record. We have a pile of songs."
The third project is a concept album based on songs Bono and the Edge wrote for the new Spider-Man musical, due to open on Broadway next month. However the two still have to win over the other half of the band on the merits of the project, "We haven't convinced the rest of the band to do that yet. Larry (drummer and founding member Larry Mullen, Jr.) definitely has a raised eyebrow" said Bono.