- 19 Feb 08
U2 producer Daniel Lanois has been talking about the recording of the band's new album, which resumes this week in Dublin’s Windmill Lane studio.
"We've had a few very successful jam sessions so far, including one in Morocco,” the Canadian enthuses. “I'm very excited about what we're doing. Everyone has an appetite for breaking new ground and everybody wants to make a masterpiece.
“We're not taking anything for granted. We don't think it's going to be easy. In fact, it's always hard work and I like it that way. When the work is hard, you know you're busting through something that hasn't been done before.”
Asked what the follow-up to How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb will sound like, Lanois says: “I can tell you a little bit about the fundamental quality. It's very much hand-played but it's also electro.”
Meanwhile, Saul Williams has included a radically reworked cover of ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ on his Trent Reznor-produced The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of Niggy Tardust album.
After giving the first 100,000 copies away for free, the actor and hip hop poet is charging just $5 for it to be downloaded from niggytardust.com.