No new U2 album until winter 2004?

Interference.com have published a response to the many rumours about U2’s new album which they say they received from Regine Moylett of RMP London, U2’s PR agency.

Interference say Moylett wrote: “Somebody has their wires crossed as we never said we would be making an announcement soon, as we’re not. We are not expecting a record until next winter so no announcements for some time yet.”

(Update 16/1: Interference have changed their post and removed the ‘next winter’ quote.)

154 thoughts on “No new U2 album until winter 2004?

  1. Yes Yes that’s got to be it. Here in Holland all the stores tell us march the 8th the will drop. One (very reliable) source even mentioned Solar again as the title. hmmmm maybe…maybe not. But I don’t think next winter means december 2004…they told us that just to shut things up…

    HURRY UP

  2. Yes Yes that’s got to be it. Here in Holland all the stores tell us march the 8th the will drop. One (very reliable) source even mentioned Solar again as the title. hmmmm maybe…maybe not. But I don’t think next winter means december 2004…they told us that just to shut things up…

    HURRY UP

  3. With all of these supposed delays it is starting to sound like POP II….I hope it does come in March but what can you do. I think some folks at the label are probably tired of responding to inquiries and possibly put the statement out to stop be bombarded.

  4. With all of these supposed delays it is starting to sound like POP II….I hope it does come in March but what can you do. I think some folks at the label are probably tired of responding to inquiries and possibly put the statement out to stop be bombarded.

  5. Winter 2004! 5 years to record 12 songs! They’re committing career suicide by taking so long. Mark my words–there will be NO album.

  6. Winter 2004! 5 years to record 12 songs! They’re committing career suicide by taking so long. Mark my words–there will be NO album.

  7. I think that U2’s become so marketing-savvy and so interested in the dollars that they’ll wait til the Christmas season just to take advantage of holiday sales of their new album. They’ve also never been a band to hurry things up. It seems more than likely that Winter 2004 will be right. Which then puts more pressure on the songs to be good and to recover from the last album, which was frankly mediocre.

    I’ll still buy the album, and they’re still my favorite band, but the gap between them and my other favorites grows closer daily.

  8. I think that U2’s become so marketing-savvy and so interested in the dollars that they’ll wait til the Christmas season just to take advantage of holiday sales of their new album. They’ve also never been a band to hurry things up. It seems more than likely that Winter 2004 will be right. Which then puts more pressure on the songs to be good and to recover from the last album, which was frankly mediocre.

    I’ll still buy the album, and they’re still my favorite band, but the gap between them and my other favorites grows closer daily.

  9. Please – we can do without the melodrama.

    At this point in their career, they can do pretty much whatever they damn well please (mullett’s notwithstanding)

  10. Please – we can do without the melodrama.

    At this point in their career, they can do pretty much whatever they damn well please (mullett’s notwithstanding)

  11. all that really matters is a full band version of ‘one tree hill’ on the next tour. i can wait for the new album no matter how long it takes.

    oh, and also the mere fact that the next tour will be the biggest stadium show you’ll ever see.

  12. all that really matters is a full band version of ‘one tree hill’ on the next tour. i can wait for the new album no matter how long it takes.

    oh, and also the mere fact that the next tour will be the biggest stadium show you’ll ever see.

  13. If it was to be released in March we would have already heard the first single. I believe it’ll be here in the spring and it wouldn’t suprise me if they hit europe first. They admit to underplayin’ europe and lets admit it, they haven’t done a ‘complete/full’ european tour since Zooropa 93. Then come to America from August-Nov.

  14. If it was to be released in March we would have already heard the first single. I believe it’ll be here in the spring and it wouldn’t suprise me if they hit europe first. They admit to underplayin’ europe and lets admit it, they haven’t done a ‘complete/full’ european tour since Zooropa 93. Then come to America from August-Nov.

  15. I understand that it can take a lot of time to finish an album & Bono’s been a busy boy, but at least for their fan’s sake, I think an official statement on U2.com would be appropriate at this point, especially due to the fact that the rumored winter release date conflicts with statements made by the band members themselves.

    U2 has always been a band that cares about their fanbase, and I think a lot of fans are getting a bit tired of guessing and thinking about it. I know I am. Maybe this news release will prompt the band to comment again and we’ll get some idea of what’s going on…Let’s hope!

  16. I understand that it can take a lot of time to finish an album & Bono’s been a busy boy, but at least for their fan’s sake, I think an official statement on U2.com would be appropriate at this point, especially due to the fact that the rumored winter release date conflicts with statements made by the band members themselves.

    U2 has always been a band that cares about their fanbase, and I think a lot of fans are getting a bit tired of guessing and thinking about it. I know I am. Maybe this news release will prompt the band to comment again and we’ll get some idea of what’s going on…Let’s hope!

  17. 5 YEARS? WHERE DO YOU GET THIS OVER-DRAMATIC NOTION FROM???!!

    Their last album came out October 31, 2000. As of this moment, that’s 3 years & 3 months. The singles were played throughout 2001 and early 2002. They had almost the same gap from Zooropa to Pop!

    Who knows, maybe they don’t feel strongly about the songs right now. They’ve never worked with this producer either. Nobody really knows anything except the band and management.

  18. 5 YEARS? WHERE DO YOU GET THIS OVER-DRAMATIC NOTION FROM???!!

    Their last album came out October 31, 2000. As of this moment, that’s 3 years & 3 months. The singles were played throughout 2001 and early 2002. They had almost the same gap from Zooropa to Pop!

    Who knows, maybe they don’t feel strongly about the songs right now. They’ve never worked with this producer either. Nobody really knows anything except the band and management.

  19. After the “solar” flop I think that we have more than enough reasons to suspect the sources from interference.com, so why must we stress with something that none of us can say that is closer to true?

  20. After the “solar” flop I think that we have more than enough reasons to suspect the sources from interference.com, so why must we stress with something that none of us can say that is closer to true?

  21. aaaargh…. the suspense is murder! As for the winter date contradicting what band members have said, I don’t put too much stock in what the band members say. 🙂 Remember when Bono said they were going to strike while the iron was hot right after the Elevation tour? Riiiight. To be honest, I really believed there would be an announcement last week if the March date was real. February’s a short month, and Bono at least craves that number one spot in the charts, and he won’t get it without a marketing blitz. I just wish they’d release it already. The constant delays – and band silence – are getting me worried. The songs must’ve been crap.

  22. aaaargh…. the suspense is murder! As for the winter date contradicting what band members have said, I don’t put too much stock in what the band members say. 🙂 Remember when Bono said they were going to strike while the iron was hot right after the Elevation tour? Riiiight. To be honest, I really believed there would be an announcement last week if the March date was real. February’s a short month, and Bono at least craves that number one spot in the charts, and he won’t get it without a marketing blitz. I just wish they’d release it already. The constant delays – and band silence – are getting me worried. The songs must’ve been crap.

  23. hmm, correct me if I’m wrong but winter runs December January and February… so that wouldn’t put March out of the question would it?

  24. hmm, correct me if I’m wrong but winter runs December January and February… so that wouldn’t put March out of the question would it?

  25. the release said “next” winter…next means “not this,” which starts sometime after dec 21, 2004

  26. the release said “next” winter…next means “not this,” which starts sometime after dec 21, 2004

  27. Album better be out before summer. It’s hard to say this being a HUGE U2 fan, but I have been losing faith in the band over the last year. Bono is out of control, he needs to focus on his main career (the band) and stop jeopardizing his, Edge’s, Adam’s, Larry’s, and all their crew’s careers and success with traveling around and trying to be a ‘big shot’. Just put all that AIDS and Africa on hold till the band is done. In the mean time, if Bono is this into AIDS, why doesn’t he just give a load of his money to some people (organizations) that will take care of it instead. If the album comes out after summer, I believe U2 are in big trouble, they take WAY too long making an album, and now it’s Bono’s fault.
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  28. Album better be out before summer. It’s hard to say this being a HUGE U2 fan, but I have been losing faith in the band over the last year. Bono is out of control, he needs to focus on his main career (the band) and stop jeopardizing his, Edge’s, Adam’s, Larry’s, and all their crew’s careers and success with traveling around and trying to be a ‘big shot’. Just put all that AIDS and Africa on hold till the band is done. In the mean time, if Bono is this into AIDS, why doesn’t he just give a load of his money to some people (organizations) that will take care of it instead. If the album comes out after summer, I believe U2 are in big trouble, they take WAY too long making an album, and now it’s Bono’s fault.
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  29. Let’s face facts, by definition and nature of the position, PR people are professional liars, so no one get their knickers in a twist over someone, even if it is Regine, who is paid to blow smoke. This is a band that likes mystery and surprises, and since the Internet went full tilt, what chance do they have, we’re the most restrained among fans on this log, and we jump on every word. It won’t take another year, we’ll hear it when the boys are ready for us to, and the only definitive word I will accept must come from Edge, Adam or Larry — I love The Bon, but the boy gets carried away at times, you know…

  30. Let’s face facts, by definition and nature of the position, PR people are professional liars, so no one get their knickers in a twist over someone, even if it is Regine, who is paid to blow smoke. This is a band that likes mystery and surprises, and since the Internet went full tilt, what chance do they have, we’re the most restrained among fans on this log, and we jump on every word. It won’t take another year, we’ll hear it when the boys are ready for us to, and the only definitive word I will accept must come from Edge, Adam or Larry — I love The Bon, but the boy gets carried away at times, you know…

  31. How soon we forget that interference was the first site to leak discotheque, as well as breaking many other big u2 news stories. let’s not all of a sudden discount their sources because of the alleged Solar “hoax,” which frakly until the new album comes out can not be ruled 100% untrue.

  32. How soon we forget that interference was the first site to leak discotheque, as well as breaking many other big u2 news stories. let’s not all of a sudden discount their sources because of the alleged Solar “hoax,” which frakly until the new album comes out can not be ruled 100% untrue.

  33. Bono JUST stated he was working out for a late summer/fall tour! Why would he get ready to tour BEFORE the record came out. This is garbage.

  34. Bono JUST stated he was working out for a late summer/fall tour! Why would he get ready to tour BEFORE the record came out. This is garbage.

  35. I am convinced for various reasons that this is hot air. But it’s also a valid point that given the last album and tour U2 have had 2 years on this album including holidays and Bono’s extra-curriculars which isn’t that long for them.

  36. I am convinced for various reasons that this is hot air. But it’s also a valid point that given the last album and tour U2 have had 2 years on this album including holidays and Bono’s extra-curriculars which isn’t that long for them.

  37. all u drama queens are insane…let’s not forget JT came out in 3/87 and the next studio album R&H came out four and half years later in 11/91…you all sound like chicken little…relax..they know what they’re doing…remember they’re u2 and we’re u2 fans…

  38. all u drama queens are insane…let’s not forget JT came out in 3/87 and the next studio album R&H came out four and half years later in 11/91…you all sound like chicken little…relax..they know what they’re doing…remember they’re u2 and we’re u2 fans…

  39. Yes, I agree. Worst. Comment. Today.

    “Just put all that AIDS and Africa on hold till the band is done.”

  40. Yes, I agree. Worst. Comment. Today.

    “Just put all that AIDS and Africa on hold till the band is done.”

  41. Next winter would mean 2005 not 2004. None of theses facts seem to be right. I hope we don’t have to wait that long I’m dying for new material and a tour!!!
    Hurry!

  42. Next winter would mean 2005 not 2004. None of theses facts seem to be right. I hope we don’t have to wait that long I’m dying for new material and a tour!!!
    Hurry!

  43. Actually it was the best comment today. Just goes to show how ridiculous we can be about U2. Bottom line the album comes out whenever the band wants it to. Now, everyone get back to work and we can start talking about the album again next Fall before it’s Winter release:)

  44. Actually it was the best comment today. Just goes to show how ridiculous we can be about U2. Bottom line the album comes out whenever the band wants it to. Now, everyone get back to work and we can start talking about the album again next Fall before it’s Winter release:)

  45. i thought bono had said he’d be on tour during u.s. elections…the true hope for our nation, and the world…we need all the help we can get..please elevate us..

  46. i thought bono had said he’d be on tour during u.s. elections…the true hope for our nation, and the world…we need all the help we can get..please elevate us..

  47. I recall that U2 likes touring between April and April of the following year, believe I read once they did this from Popmart onward to avoid Irish Taxes. Perhaps with the delay, will leave ample time to tour in 2005…and ALSO to cross with their surefire induction into the Hall of Fame. U2 are too savvy as biz guys to miss out on such cross promotion.

  48. I recall that U2 likes touring between April and April of the following year, believe I read once they did this from Popmart onward to avoid Irish Taxes. Perhaps with the delay, will leave ample time to tour in 2005…and ALSO to cross with their surefire induction into the Hall of Fame. U2 are too savvy as biz guys to miss out on such cross promotion.

  49. Hummm, Late Winter 2004. 🙂 Isn’t this January 2004? And Isn’t It winter (Early)? And wouldn’t March be late winter? Questions Questions. Isn’t Bono releasing a duet with JLo, wondering if he’ll be oiling her bum in the video.

  50. Hummm, Late Winter 2004. 🙂 Isn’t this January 2004? And Isn’t It winter (Early)? And wouldn’t March be late winter? Questions Questions. Isn’t Bono releasing a duet with JLo, wondering if he’ll be oiling her bum in the video.

  51. edge let go, i have hair you don’t, talk to bono and talk to the guy who gave him the plugs if your that desperate

  52. edge let go, i have hair you don’t, talk to bono and talk to the guy who gave him the plugs if your that desperate

  53. How ’bout releasing the album a track at a time on itunes. 99cent downloads once a month ’til 2005, then a full release of the album on cd late ‘next winter’.

  54. How ’bout releasing the album a track at a time on itunes. 99cent downloads once a month ’til 2005, then a full release of the album on cd late ‘next winter’.

  55. i dunno how many times i’ve said this before but just be happy that our favorite band’s album delays are due to good causes and not due to alcoholism, sex binges, drugs, etc. i can see it now, “Next on Behind the Music: U2, Bono spirals into an addiction to helping the poor and unfortunate, delaying the recording of their next album. While Edge experiments with a way of taking the chia pet formula to the human scalp”

  56. i dunno how many times i’ve said this before but just be happy that our favorite band’s album delays are due to good causes and not due to alcoholism, sex binges, drugs, etc. i can see it now, “Next on Behind the Music: U2, Bono spirals into an addiction to helping the poor and unfortunate, delaying the recording of their next album. While Edge experiments with a way of taking the chia pet formula to the human scalp”

  57. nicely put, Umaar. 🙂 the band has their own system and it works…yes, it sucks to wait and all that, but in the end it will be worth it 🙂

  58. nicely put, Umaar. 🙂 the band has their own system and it works…yes, it sucks to wait and all that, but in the end it will be worth it 🙂

  59. I’d much rather have U2 and Bono do what they’ve been doing. Some of their songs have been directed at current events. After four or five years, the relevance can be diminished slightly. They might through itunes make current relevant imapacts with music as well as keep in touch with their fanbase.

  60. I’d much rather have U2 and Bono do what they’ve been doing. Some of their songs have been directed at current events. After four or five years, the relevance can be diminished slightly. They might through itunes make current relevant imapacts with music as well as keep in touch with their fanbase.

  61. ok, they say late winter 04 right, ummm, is it not the winter of 04 right now, and we are in the middle of it. Late winter is considered to be march here in canada, so i’m thinkin the march release is a good call.

  62. ok, they say late winter 04 right, ummm, is it not the winter of 04 right now, and we are in the middle of it. Late winter is considered to be march here in canada, so i’m thinkin the march release is a good call.

  63. the inteference thing may or may not be for real. Was it not reported they were supposed to be doing the final mix around Christmas? And for everyone who keeps trying to figure out which Winter of 2004 the email referred to…it says “next Winter”

  64. the inteference thing may or may not be for real. Was it not reported they were supposed to be doing the final mix around Christmas? And for everyone who keeps trying to figure out which Winter of 2004 the email referred to…it says “next Winter”

  65. I want the album to be out as soon as possible too, but it hasn’t been THAT long since elevation was still going gaga… and that tour came near me 3 times!!! If you want to see real wait for new album/tour desperation, look at a timeline of Nine Inch Nails… There’s a band losing fans (unfortunately) due to insane waits for news/music/shows/vauge hints; hell anything resembling new information… At least there’s more than one picture of the boys from the last 2 years, Trent R won’t even give his fans that… The U2 wait isn’t that bad, but winter would still suck, so let’s all hope for the best… It could be much worse!!!

  66. I want the album to be out as soon as possible too, but it hasn’t been THAT long since elevation was still going gaga… and that tour came near me 3 times!!! If you want to see real wait for new album/tour desperation, look at a timeline of Nine Inch Nails… There’s a band losing fans (unfortunately) due to insane waits for news/music/shows/vauge hints; hell anything resembling new information… At least there’s more than one picture of the boys from the last 2 years, Trent R won’t even give his fans that… The U2 wait isn’t that bad, but winter would still suck, so let’s all hope for the best… It could be much worse!!!

  67. Bono should just focus on the band. If he is so concerned about africa, then just give millions to an organization. After the band stops, then he should go and be active in that stuff, not when U2 need him. he can help with aids without giving so much of his time traveling. pick your career and stick to it, u2 wont survive if this keeps up.

    Don’t believe the winter statement. I read that the album was completed a few weeks ago. Now they are doing the photos for cover and booklet. And stop with the comments about “another POP” and how they should release it later. the songs are done, they will kick ass, and U2 will be in a city near you in no time.

  68. Bono should just focus on the band. If he is so concerned about africa, then just give millions to an organization. After the band stops, then he should go and be active in that stuff, not when U2 need him. he can help with aids without giving so much of his time traveling. pick your career and stick to it, u2 wont survive if this keeps up.

    Don’t believe the winter statement. I read that the album was completed a few weeks ago. Now they are doing the photos for cover and booklet. And stop with the comments about “another POP” and how they should release it later. the songs are done, they will kick ass, and U2 will be in a city near you in no time.

  69. I’m getting real close to staying away from U2 web sites until March actually gets here. I’m tired of all these lies Lies LIES!!!

  70. I’m getting real close to staying away from U2 web sites until March actually gets here. I’m tired of all these lies Lies LIES!!!

  71. Another POP is fine with me. Nick, were did you read about the album being finished? Do you know first hand if the songs will kick ass or is this an assumption?

  72. Another POP is fine with me. Nick, were did you read about the album being finished? Do you know first hand if the songs will kick ass or is this an assumption?

  73. I do admire all the sane, rational, patient ppl that have responded to this news, and i’m a little jealous of them being able to think like that, but at this time I’m really pissed off about this news.

    While I’m not ready to disown them yet, I really can’t remember another time when I was so disappointed with them. Its not just the time its taking to get the album to a state that they’re happy with, I can live with that, its the quotes they come out with. They must surely know by now that anything they say in the press and the majority of what the band members tell the fans is going to be reported on the internet and will spread like wild-fire. If they tell us one thing and that turns out not to be the case, they could at least respect us enough to issue a small press release or get some official comment on u2.com to set us straight.

    The U2 online community has been around for a long time now and continues to grow and communication/speculation between the fans grows too, surely it must be getting to a time when things need to be put in place to deal with this kinda thing. Whatever the rights & wrongs are of believing what you read on the internet, people obv do believe and will inevitably get disillusioned when conflicting stories surface.

  74. I do admire all the sane, rational, patient ppl that have responded to this news, and i’m a little jealous of them being able to think like that, but at this time I’m really pissed off about this news.

    While I’m not ready to disown them yet, I really can’t remember another time when I was so disappointed with them. Its not just the time its taking to get the album to a state that they’re happy with, I can live with that, its the quotes they come out with. They must surely know by now that anything they say in the press and the majority of what the band members tell the fans is going to be reported on the internet and will spread like wild-fire. If they tell us one thing and that turns out not to be the case, they could at least respect us enough to issue a small press release or get some official comment on u2.com to set us straight.

    The U2 online community has been around for a long time now and continues to grow and communication/speculation between the fans grows too, surely it must be getting to a time when things need to be put in place to deal with this kinda thing. Whatever the rights & wrongs are of believing what you read on the internet, people obv do believe and will inevitably get disillusioned when conflicting stories surface.

  75. Not album related….but CNN Anderson Cooper is getting ready to do a report about Bono getting away with the F Bomb at the Golden Globes

  76. Not album related….but CNN Anderson Cooper is getting ready to do a report about Bono getting away with the F Bomb at the Golden Globes

  77. i have to agree with Nick, Bono needs to stick with the band. Im sure Edge mostly, is sick of bonos crap

  78. i have to agree with Nick, Bono needs to stick with the band. Im sure Edge mostly, is sick of bonos crap

  79. thanks jeff. hey egghead, you can only assume the songs will kick ass because Edge basically wrote it and he’s great. Also, the producer Chris Martin worked with the best in the business (Beatles, The Who, etc). I read that the album was finished in a recent interview with either Bono or Paul McGuiness.

  80. thanks jeff. hey egghead, you can only assume the songs will kick ass because Edge basically wrote it and he’s great. Also, the producer Chris Martin worked with the best in the business (Beatles, The Who, etc). I read that the album was finished in a recent interview with either Bono or Paul McGuiness.

  81. The only thing the band risks is relevance by waiting even longer to release the album. Their status could turn from a being a band of relevance to one of stature – kind of like The Rolling Stones. They’ve been around forever, seem to tour quite a bit and release new records every once and again. But they never do compete against the newer acts in the charts tho. They will always have a draw because they are “The Stones, man”. Legendary. The same could hold true for U2 at this point – they’ll always have a draw ’cause they’re “U2”. I hope I’m wrong about this but I want to root for a rock and roll band who will “fuck up” the charts with their singles and will get back to the “discipline of the 45”. It’s a risk for sure but if it’s the AIDS/Africa issues that’s delaying the album, human lives are far greater than any band relevance. Dammit, can’t they multi-task? 😉

  82. The only thing the band risks is relevance by waiting even longer to release the album. Their status could turn from a being a band of relevance to one of stature – kind of like The Rolling Stones. They’ve been around forever, seem to tour quite a bit and release new records every once and again. But they never do compete against the newer acts in the charts tho. They will always have a draw because they are “The Stones, man”. Legendary. The same could hold true for U2 at this point – they’ll always have a draw ’cause they’re “U2”. I hope I’m wrong about this but I want to root for a rock and roll band who will “fuck up” the charts with their singles and will get back to the “discipline of the 45”. It’s a risk for sure but if it’s the AIDS/Africa issues that’s delaying the album, human lives are far greater than any band relevance. Dammit, can’t they multi-task? 😉

  83. Remember U2 released the Best of 1990-2000 in November 2002.

    If the webmasters of all U2 fansites pressure Interscope or U2.com for information I believe we would get some answers.

  84. Remember U2 released the Best of 1990-2000 in November 2002.

    If the webmasters of all U2 fansites pressure Interscope or U2.com for information I believe we would get some answers.

  85. Why are they taking so long? They took a long time with POP and it wasn’t even that great. They better do something soon before they become irrelevant.

    I never quite understood the christmas release philosophy. Releasing it in christmas doesn’t guarantee more sales; there is just more competition against other products. The band should just release the CD at a time when no big names have CDs out to take advantage of being the best option on the shelves.

  86. Why are they taking so long? They took a long time with POP and it wasn’t even that great. They better do something soon before they become irrelevant.

    I never quite understood the christmas release philosophy. Releasing it in christmas doesn’t guarantee more sales; there is just more competition against other products. The band should just release the CD at a time when no big names have CDs out to take advantage of being the best option on the shelves.

  87. Not sure if anyone commented on this, but it would make more sense of having ‘solar’ released in the spring or summer than winter. 😛

  88. Not sure if anyone commented on this, but it would make more sense of having ‘solar’ released in the spring or summer than winter. 😛

  89. Bono is the reason for all this…Get back into the studio will ya – and then you can tour WITH YOUR MUSIC!!!

  90. Bono is the reason for all this…Get back into the studio will ya – and then you can tour WITH YOUR MUSIC!!!

  91. OK enough of this! i’m going to take it to the source. let me just ring the studio here. . . hold on . . . it’s just ringing. nobody there.

  92. OK enough of this! i’m going to take it to the source. let me just ring the studio here. . . hold on . . . it’s just ringing. nobody there.

  93. For what it’s worth, I believe that Nick is correct about the album already being finished weeks ago. I read the same exact thing, probably the same article too.

    Don’t believe this crap about “next winter”. Makes no sense based on everything we’ve been hearing thus far. Plus, with so many sites touting a March sales date, that comment sounds like the PR equivalent of “f**k off”.

    Take a look at what we know to be true.
    – Bono has been quoted many times recently as saying that they’re approaching the finish line.
    – Nick & I recently read the same article that stated the album as being finished. Why print that if the album was still a year off? Given the above point, I’ll believe this new article that says the album is recently completed. Makes much more sense than “next winter”.
    – Bono has been getting into shape for the new tour, something that wouldn’t happen this early, unless Bono suddenly became Billy Joel fat.
    – Multiple web sites are already posting March release/sale dates of the new album.
    – Last spring, the answer was also “next winter” (January specifically, for the single). Same answer different year.

    Do I think that the album will be out this early/mid March? Hmmm… Maybe. Watch it get pushed back May though, especially if the title turns out to be “Solar”. That’s not really a winter-ish title. LOL. Plus, pushing it back just a month or two gives them more time to release the first single and get it played out on the radio. Then again, March seems to be nicely in the middle of the Grammy eligibility period. Not too old for Grammy voters to forget about it. Not too new for Grammy voters to be unable to absorb/appreciate it. Just right… =)

  94. For what it’s worth, I believe that Nick is correct about the album already being finished weeks ago. I read the same exact thing, probably the same article too.

    Don’t believe this crap about “next winter”. Makes no sense based on everything we’ve been hearing thus far. Plus, with so many sites touting a March sales date, that comment sounds like the PR equivalent of “f**k off”.

    Take a look at what we know to be true.
    – Bono has been quoted many times recently as saying that they’re approaching the finish line.
    – Nick & I recently read the same article that stated the album as being finished. Why print that if the album was still a year off? Given the above point, I’ll believe this new article that says the album is recently completed. Makes much more sense than “next winter”.
    – Bono has been getting into shape for the new tour, something that wouldn’t happen this early, unless Bono suddenly became Billy Joel fat.
    – Multiple web sites are already posting March release/sale dates of the new album.
    – Last spring, the answer was also “next winter” (January specifically, for the single). Same answer different year.

    Do I think that the album will be out this early/mid March? Hmmm… Maybe. Watch it get pushed back May though, especially if the title turns out to be “Solar”. That’s not really a winter-ish title. LOL. Plus, pushing it back just a month or two gives them more time to release the first single and get it played out on the radio. Then again, March seems to be nicely in the middle of the Grammy eligibility period. Not too old for Grammy voters to forget about it. Not too new for Grammy voters to be unable to absorb/appreciate it. Just right… =)

  95. Found the source of the “finished” remark that Nick & I read. It was in Uncut Magazine. The info from that mag was reposted on Interference on Dec 12.

    “U2 have completed the main recording sessions for their next album, scheduled for release early in 2004” – Uncut Magazine

  96. Found the source of the “finished” remark that Nick & I read. It was in Uncut Magazine. The info from that mag was reposted on Interference on Dec 12.

    “U2 have completed the main recording sessions for their next album, scheduled for release early in 2004” – Uncut Magazine

  97. We all need to write emails to PMG and ask him: What the f… is going on?
    Give us some answers! Now!
    I totally agree with those who feel pi…. off at U2. If it

  98. We all need to write emails to PMG and ask him: What the f… is going on?
    Give us some answers! Now!
    I totally agree with those who feel pi…. off at U2. If it

  99. Everyone will stop their bedwetting when the album is out. Believe it. Shut up and enjoy the scenery. 🙂

  100. Everyone will stop their bedwetting when the album is out. Believe it. Shut up and enjoy the scenery. 🙂

  101. Oh my god…. Who the fuck do some of you people think you are? I think that the thing U2 should be ashamed of most is some of their fans. All that crap talk about Africa etc. What on earth could be more important than saving peoples lives?!?! AN ALBUM?!?! I think Bono is doin a great great job. Just like the album will be great, just like the tour will be great.

    U2 could surely do with a bunch of new fans…:(

  102. Oh my god…. Who the fuck do some of you people think you are? I think that the thing U2 should be ashamed of most is some of their fans. All that crap talk about Africa etc. What on earth could be more important than saving peoples lives?!?! AN ALBUM?!?! I think Bono is doin a great great job. Just like the album will be great, just like the tour will be great.

    U2 could surely do with a bunch of new fans…:(

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