Everyone knows Bono is an old man. But when the “Rock Icon” slipped a disc last year, not only did it mean an end to the U2 Tour, but it also meant that U2 lost a ton of momentum. Album sales, merchandise revenue, and ticket revenue were gone. That meant that Bono could only afford to buy one new house in the south of France. Sad face.
But very soon the momentum will be back and you will be so overrun with U2 product because as The Age reports Bono and the U2’ers will be releasing three new albums in the next year or so. Three albums for 3 different kinds of people.
The indie record:
The first, which is likely to be released early next year, is being produced by Danger Mouse, the alias for American production ace Brian Burton (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz).
“We have about 12 songs with him,” Bono said. “At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it’s just happening so easily.”
The Jersey Shore Record:
The second album is what he calls a “club” record, that will feature Lady Gaga collaborator RedOne, Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.I.Am and French superstar David Guetta.
“U2’s remixes in the 1990s were a real treasure,” he said. “So we wanted to make a club sounding record. We have a pile of songs.”
The Spiderman Album:
Bono and guitarist The Edge are also attempting to sell their bandmates, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen jnr, the concept of a U2 album based on the 20 songs the two have written for a Spider-man musical that opens on Broadway next month.
“We haven’t convinced the rest of the band to do that yet,” he said. “Larry definitely has a raised eyebrow.” (More at The Age.com.au)
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