There’s something to be mentioned a few rock band that not solely has been collectively for over 40 years however has additionally managed to maintain an enormous fan base and stay one of the crucial in style musical acts on the earth. Irish rock band U2 has achieved simply that.
U2 launched their debut album, “Boy,” in 1980 and since then has launched 14 studio albums. They’re inarguably one of many world’s most profitable rock bands on the earth. Their final album, “Songs of Expertise,” was launched in 2017 and is taken into account one in every of that yr’s greatest albums. So, what occurred to the band? Are they nonetheless collectively, and if they’re, why haven’t they launched any extra music?
U2 shaped once they had been teenagers in Dublin.
In 1976, U2 consisted of Bono on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, The Edge on lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals, Adam Clayton on bass guitar, and Larry Mullen, Jr. on drums and percussion.
Inside just a few years of enjoying collectively, the band was signed to Island Information and launched their first album, “Boy,” in 1980. Songs akin to “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Satisfaction (Within the Title of Love)” grew their standing to supergroup and since, they’ve remained world superstars, filling arenas 40 years later.
The Edge informed ‘Rolling Stone’ that there isn’t any new U2 album launch within the works.
The Edge performed fairly coyly when requested about any signal of a brand new album for the band in addition to plans to have a good time the 30th anniversary of one in every of their most beloved albums, “Achtung Child,” which incorporates hit songs like “One” and “Mysterious Methods.”
“There have been numerous concepts, however I don’t assume it’ll essentially be proper on the anniversary. It’s a type of essential information in our profession. We do wish to have a good time it, however we’ll see. I’m undecided but,” The Edge defined.
So far as plans for a brand new U2 album launch quickly, he shot down these hopes fairly rapidly. “I’m all the time engaged on new songs. I’ve not stopped since we got here off the street, so sure. The query, I suppose, is whether or not we now have a plan to complete or launch it. Not thus far. However there’s a whole lot of thrilling music being created.”