|Adam and Mariana at their glamorous wedding in France|
U2 star Adam Clayton has admitted his marriage has already been hit by rows – as he’s never around.
The Dublin rocker wed gorgeous Mariana de Carvalho a month ago in a no-expense spared ceremony in the South of France.
But the 53-year-old revealed the Brazilian beauty has already started to get annoyed that she never sees him at home in London.
Adam said: “I think I’ve been married about a month now and I’ve seen my wife two weeks of that, so it’s not a very good start.
“But those two weeks have been a great two weeks. It doesn’t go down too well at home, I’ve discovered quite quickly.”
And Adam revealed that instead of spending time with art gallery owner Mariana, he has been brought to Dublin on “work”.
The Beautiful Day star has been in studio with bandmates Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jnr as they seek to finish their album before Christmas time.
He said: “We’re in studio, we’re trying to get these 12 songs absolutely right and get them finished by the end of November and then we can kind of enjoy Christmas.”
Speaking for the first time since tying the knot, Adam admitted Mariana will soon get him back when they spend Christmas in Brazil.
Asked where he plans to spend the holidays, he said: “I may have to go to visit the in-laws, so I could well be in Brazil over Christmas.”
But before he goes, Adam promised U2 fans they will get the record – their follow up to No Line On The Horizon from 2006 – “very, very soon”.
He added: “We are still at it. We hope to have it finished very, very soon and it will be out sometime early next year.
“But it’s a very exciting bunch of songs at the moment. It’s just about to be finished so it will be interesting to see which way it goes.”
And Adam hinted their much-loved older sound will return, as part of an “interesting hybrid”.
He said: “I think it’s a combination of edgy and soulful. There’s a bit of a return to U2 of old but with the maturity, if you like, of U2 of the past 10 years.
“It’s a combination of those two things and it’s a really interesting hybrid.”
But Adam admitted he can’t believe that its nearly been 25 years since Rattle And Hum and The Joshua Tree were released.
And the world-famous bass player revealed that during that time, U2 never understood how amazing the experience was.
He told 98fm: “It was kind of crazy, I don’t think we realised how special it was to be No1 in so many countries around the world.
“And we were on the cover of Time Magazine. There was a lot of attention on the band and we were just in the middle of it trying to play our songs.
“It felt like the whole world knew us at that stage and that took a little while to get over, or to get used to.
“But it was the start of an amazing relationship with our audience and it was amazing to have experienced that type of popularity.” Yesterday, Adam was supporting World Mental Health Day by putting his best foot forward for the Walk In My Shoes campaign.
And he decided to get involved with it after feeling that it was “unacceptable” how many young men in Ireland were taking their own lives.
He said: “I looked at the statistics. I think enough stress in the country as it is. But when I looked at the suicides among young, healthy men in our country between 18 and 45, I just thought this is unacceptable.
“And it is preventable. When people get help early enough, they can get the help they need. I’m doing a small thing, I’m bringing some attention to it.
“I hope it gives people the confidence to talk about it, and obviously the fundraising helps as well.”
Adam feels that the door has finally been opened for people to talk about their problems and ask for help – although as a country we’re not good enough at it.
He added: “I think we’ve kind of turned a corner as a culture and I think its become OK for people who are having difficulties, and that they can get some help.
“And I think that has to be positive and healthy. Probably in Ireland we’re not good at asking for help or seeking therapy or those things. But it’s amazing how great these self-help groups are, and it’s not all about taking the right drugs and you’ll be fine.”
Previously Adam revealed he would currently suffer with depression if music hadn’t saved him as a teen.
He claims he and his fellow band members stayed on the straight and narrow because they all got into a group. He said: “I think for me, and for the rest of the band, it was music that saved us.
“Otherwise we’d have gone a bit mad, or certainly suffer from depression.”
Adam added booze was the main thing that had dogged him but since giving it up his mental health dramatically improved.
He explained: “I was aware of [mental health issues] as a teenager. When I was 16 or 17 I found it quite difficult to fit in but then music was the thing that really worked for me.
“And later in my career I had issues with alcohol, which again I went to a rehab for and it was a breath of fresh air to actually have people identify with what was going on for me.
“Thankfully, by putting down the alcohol I haven’t had any issues.”
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