U2s new album to be released in March

December 20th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 20 (ANI): Rockers U2 will be releasing their new album No Line On The Horizon in early March 2009, it has been announced.

Originally, the album was expected to be released by 2008s end, however, the band announced in September they would continue to write more songs.

It would be the group’’s 12th studio album, and also their first since 2004′’s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

The album will be released in the UK on 2 March, with its debut in North America coming a day later.

A couple of years ago, the band began work on the album with US producer Rick Rubin, who is best known for working with Run DMC, Johnny Cash, Beastie Boys, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

However, these initial sessions were eventually shelved, reports BBC.

“We actually laid all that stuff to one side,” guitarist The Edge told Mojo magazine last month.

“None of the Rick material went into this project. Everything has been written subsequently, the musician said.

However, the star added the band will “get back to the material we started with Rick at some point”.

Long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois were drafted in, recording in Morocco, New York, London and the bands own studio in Dublin. (ANI)

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