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Bono: New U2 Songs ‘Best Since 1979’

With a new album in the works, U2 is well aware of their need to stay relevant with great material. 

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Bono dropped some promising news for U2 fans while on the Irish TV program The Late Late Show. The iconic frontman announced that he and his bandmates had been  in the studio working on a new album, and claims that the band's recent recording sessions have been their best "since 1979".

Being ware they needed to produce "something very special" on their next LP, particularly given the disappointing reception of U2's last album, 2009's 'No Line On The Horizon'.

Bono claimed that there's "no sense of entitlement" amongst the band. "We've had the best three weeks in the studio since 1979," he said. "I think they [the other band members] are very aware that U2 have to do something very special to have a reason to exist right now."

We'll see if it amounts to heated bloviation, or if these aging superstars actually have what it takes to turn a page and bring something fresh to the table on their next LP.