Contact Us

U2′s Bono Hints The Band May Be Done Recording New Albums

U2
Chris Jackson, Getty Images

The expansive 20th anniversary collection of U2‘s ‘Achtung Baby’ will finally be available next Tuesday, and lead singer Bono is hinting that the band may be looking back because they can’t look forward. In an interview with Rolling Stone he says band might have dried up.

While his words seem thrown out on a whim, he did foreshadow an end of sorts. “We’d be very pleased to end on (2009′s) ‘No Line on the Horizon,’” Bono says. Guitarist the Edge also looks forward and sees equal parts bounty and dearth.

“It’s quite likely you might hear from us next year, but it’s equally possible that you won’t.” The band does have new music written but Bono says he’s in no hurry to record. Instead, a long family vacation is in his immediate future after promoting the anniversary of the album that changed the trajectory of the band’s career.

The uber deluxe version of ‘Achtung Baby’ includes just about everything that entered the studio during the ‘Achtung Baby’ recording process. We hear one a buyer gets a half-eaten sandwich — rumored to be from Bono — for plunking down the $469 to order it from the U2 official store.

The ‘kindergarten’ versions of select tracks may be of interest to U2′s most passionate fans. They’re the first drafts of songs like ‘Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World’ and ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.’ “The first time the paint goes on the canvas is a very, very exciting moment,” Bono tells Rolling Stone.

Depending on your budget, up to six CD’s, four DVD’s, 16 art prints, an 84-page hardback book and Bono’s trademark “The Fly” sunglasses are available. There are five different package options to choose from.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!