Band to be musical guest for an entire week on David Letterman. The 5 day residency, from March 2-6, will coincide with the release of the band’s new album, No Line On The Horizon. Does U2 really need any more publicity? Give some new, young bands a chance. Oh wait, all new, young bands suck ass.
U2 have penned roughly “fifty to sixty” tracks during their recent studio sessions that stretch from Morocco to Dublin to France. Bono wrote in to U2.com to discuss the band’s new album, now due out in the early stages of 2009 rather than this coming holiday season. We’ll take 10 good tracks. Leave the 50 shitty ones in the vault please, Thank you…. “We’ve hit a rich songwriting vein and we don’t want to stop,” Bono said. “This is our chance for us to defy gravity once again.” Bono said this new album — coming on the heels of two “very personal” albums in All You Can’t Leave Behind and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb — attempts to recapture “the transition that took us from The Joshua Tree to Achtung Baby.”