- 07 Jun 06
Bono has revealed that U2 are planning to start work on a new album.
The follow-up to How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, is likely to be released in summer 2007.
“I’ve got a lot of songs, oddly enough, from taking piano lessons,” he says. “My kid’s piano teacher, Dawn, has been teaching me the piano. And every time she gives me a lesson, I write a new song!”
Being back in U2 mode means that he’ll be putting his extracurricular activities on hold for a while.
“I’d like to thin my schedule in terms of the politics and activism and just get lost in the music again. That’s what I’m really looking forward to for the summer.”
Meanwhile, Bono has been slammed by Irish Jesuit Quarterly magazine for claiming that the Catholic Church has damaged the country.
Addressing February’s National Prayer Breakfast in the White House, he said: “I’ve avoided religious people most of my life. Maybe it had something to do with having a father who was Protestant and a mother who was Catholic in a country where the line between the two was, quite literally, a battle line. Where the line between church and state was well, a little blurry, and hard to see. Seeing what religious people, in the name of God, did to my land…”
“Bono is wrong,” states Father Fergus O’Donoghue, a Jesuit historian. “Irish civilisation is profoundly Christian, which means that Christian belief has been formative in every aspect of Irish political, economic and social development.”