U2 Has 25-30 Unreleased Songs
Yesterday, David Fricke of Rolling Stone posted some unpublished excerpts from his interview with U2 frontman Bono, which included the news that the arena-rock titans are sitting on a slew of unreleased material.
Bono told Fricke the following when asked about the new songs:
“We have Songs of Ascent, which is the meditative work that was meant to complement No Line on the Horizon. We’ve got a rock album. We also have a club-sounding album. And then we have the Spider-Man [musical] stuff.
Across those four, there are 25-30 songs. Now we have to decide how we go about releasing them? Do we release them in their groups? Chris Martin [of Coldplay] called me and said, ‘I hear you’ve got all these albums going. I have a great idea. Why not just pick the best songs from all of them and put them out now?’ And I’m like, ‘Hmm…’ [Strokes his chin]."
No word on any release dates, but Bono said he thinks the band “probably will” have a new album out by the time U2 returns to North America this summer to play some rescheduled shows.
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