U2 Guitarist Draws 'line'
By: Don Kaye
U2 guitarist The Edge confirmed to Mojo magazine that the Irish band's new album is tentatively titled No Line On The Horizon. The Edge explained the concept behind the title, saying, "It's an image, (singer) Bono tells me. It's like when you're moving forward, but you're not exactly sure what you're heading towards -- that moment where the sea and the sky blend into one. It's an image of infinity, I suppose -- a kind of Zen image."
The band pushed the album release back to 2009, although The Edge said it could arrive as early as February. He also revealed that none of the material the band first worked on with producer Rick Rubin would make the final track list, saying, "We actually laid all that stuff to one side. Really out of deference to Rick and that set of songs we just said, 'OK, that's that,' and we drew a line. So none of the Rick material went into this project. Everything has been written subsequently."
Most of the new material was written and produced with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois in the studio, who have worked on classic U2 albums such as The Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire and Achtung Baby.
December 1, 2008
(wow, news from my two favorites on the SAME DAY!)