U2 have delayed the release of their next album until at least 2012.
U2 bassist Adam Clayton explained to Rolling Stone, “We had to have a meeting and look at the schedule to see if we could pick up any extra time to work on it.”
He adds, “We just realised that we couldn’t. To be honest, everyone was a bit gutted. But it was the only sensible decision.”
Clayton also revealed that the songs recorded with RedOne will be dropped from the album, though their collaborations with Danger Mouse will most likely make the final cut.
He said, “We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that. In the end, the thing we did with RedOne doesn’t feel like the right fit.”
Clayton previously claimed that U2 will put Glastonbury “on steroids” when the band performs at the festival later this summer.