U2 working With Danger Mouse on new album

Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:47am EDT
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By Jason Lipshutz

NEW YORK (Billboard) - U2 will likely follow its 2009 album "No Line on the Horizon" with a disc primarily produced by Danger Mouse, according to frontman Bono.

He told Australian newspaper The Age that U2 is preparing three new albums, with the Danger Mouse (real name: Brian Burton) project possibly arriving in early 2011.

"We have about 12 songs with him," Bono was quoted as saying. "At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it's just happening so easily."

Danger Mouse is best known for his work as one-half of pop-soul duo Gnarls Barkley, and for the illicit 2004 Jay-Z/Beatles mashup "The Grey Album."

Bono also revealed that the band is working on a club record of remixes; Will.i.am, David Guetta and Lady Gaga producer RedOne are all involved with the project.

A possible third album would feature the material that Bono and guitarist the Edge wrote for the upcoming Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." "We haven't convinced the rest of the band to do that yet," Bono said.

U2 will bring its U2 360 tour to Australia in December before returning to North America in mid-May. "Spider-Man" previews are set to begin on November 14.

<p>Irish rock band U2 perform during their 360 Degree Tour at the La Cartuja stadium in the Andalusian capital of Seville September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo</p>