February 19, 2008 / 11:06 PM / 10 years ago

U2 enter Dublin studio for new album

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Irish rockers U2 have hit the studio in Dublin to continue work on their next studio album with longtime collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

Members of the band U2 (L-R) Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen pose for photographers as they arrive for the premiere of "U2 3D" the first digital 3D concert film by directors Catherine Owens and Mark Pellington at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in this file photo from January 19, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

“We’re going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece,” Lanois told Billboard.com. “The sleeves are rolled up. Bono is all charged up with a lyrical angle.”

U2, Eno and Lanois have spent time working on new material on three prior occasions in France and Morocco.

“There’s so much material,” he said, referring to speculation that the sessions could yield two new albums. “When you get Eno and I and those guys in the room, before lunch there’s like eight things.”

There’s no date yet for the project, which will be the follow-up to 2004’s “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” which won the Grammy for album of the year.


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