BONO: “U2 Are Becoming Irrelevant!”
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the Irish frontman told Zane Lowe:
“We’re on the verge of irrelevance. You have to make stuff relevant to you and where you’re at, make an honest account of what you’re going through. If that’s relevant to other people, great. But we don’t know.”
Bono also talked about the inspiration behind the band’s as-yet-untitled 13th studio album, which he claims is a nod to when the group – including The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr. – first got together in 1976.
“We went back to why we wanted to be in a band in the first place. We were listening to the Ramones and Kraftwerk – you can hear both on ‘Invisible’. It opened up a whole valve for me writing, it was like a damburst of sorts.”
Bono hopes that the group will showcase the new tracks from their new album, once it’s finished in a couple of months time, in smaller venues.
“For this album, we’re going to start indoors. We’d like to play the O2 [arena]. Sometimes it’s nice to play intimate things like that.”
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