U2's next album almost done – Songs Of Experience

Uhm, is this for real? Apparently so. Irish rockers U2 has told Q Magazine that their next CD, Songs Of Experience, is "70%" complete. For real! This news comes hot on the heels of the digital release of their latest CD, Songs Of Innocence. The band's bass player Adam Clayton, told Q Magazine, "I think we've probably got 70% of the material that we think will go onto it. The 30% that we're missing I think we'll be able to generate relatively easily. But the amount of energy it will take to refine the perspective of those songs is hard to predict." Speaking about how Songs Of Innocence was gifted to over 500 million iTunes users, Clayton said on Digital Spy and in Q Magazine: "Y'know what, depending on how long [the next album] takes to be completed, there may be a whole new delivery method invented by then... I think we just have to wait and see. There'll be a bit of water under the bridge before we get to that point. But yeah, I think it would be a bit predictable to do the same thing. And y'know, the law may have changed by then and we'll have to find some other way of doing it."