It took a while for U2 to finish off their latest album, Songs of Innocence, but it doesn’t seem like we’ll have to wait as long for a follow-up
Bono tells Rolling Stone in a new cover story that the band has planned a follow-up to Songs of Innocence, entitled Songs of Experience, which he hopes will be released in the next 18 months.
“We’re hoping Songs of Experience will be less about intimacy,” adds bassist Adam Clayton. “And more about a celebration of sorts.”
In addition, Bono says that Songs of Ascent, which was originally announced in 2009 as a follow up to No Line on the Horizon, will also be released, forming a trilogy of sorts with Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.
“Songs of Ascent will come,” he says. “And there are some beautiful songs.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Bono admits that he once had an argument with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that included the words “go f**k yourself.” “I had a tantrum, like a child,” the singer says, adding that he ultimately reconciled with the technology pioneer before his death.
“I had a tantrum, like a child,” Bono says, adding that he ultimately reconciled with Jobs before Jobs’ death.
You can read the entire interview in the October 24 issue of Rolling Stone.
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