Chris Thomas to produce new U2 album?

Daniel Lanois is interviewed in Hot Press Magazine (reg. req.). Asked whether he is working on the new U2 album, he says:

“No, I’m not. I just saw Paul McGuinness a couple of nights ago. They’re in the studio with Chris Thomas (Roxy Music, Sex Pistols, Pretenders). I spoke with Bono about it, he said ‘Well, we decided to go old school’ and obviously I’m not available ‘cos I’m working on my record.”

Chris Thomas produced classic albums such as Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure, the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollocks, INXS’s Listen Like Thieves and Pulp’s Different Class.

(thx to Aaron for the tip off)