Two days ago, manager Paul McGuiness told The Irish Times that the new album by U2 could be ready for release next Spring. What McGuiness forgot to mention is that Brian Joseph Burton, aka Danger Mouse, was involved in the production of the album. Bono himself confirmed the news yesterday. In a statement to the Australian newspaper The Age, Bono said: “We have about 12 songs with him. At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it’s just happening so easily.”
The plans of the Irish band don't end there. Besides their adventures with Danger Mouse, U2 is working on the re-edition of “Achtung Baby” and on an album of remakes aimed at the dance floor (they have worked with mainstream dance and urban producers like RedOne, David Guetta and will.i.am), and are also considering the possibility of recording a conceptual album based on the songs Bono and The Edge wrote for the musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”.