Fans don't believe Bono's boasts about albums

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Fans don't believe Bono's boasts about albums

I would say we had the best three weeks in the studio


U2 fans believe Bono is full of hot air when it comes to his pronouncements about their new albums.


Two-thirds of fans in a new poll claim Bono is either “not believable” or “mostly unbelievable” when he talks about the band’s progress in the studios.


Bono (52) claimed on the 50th anniversary of The Late Late Show on June 1 that U2 had just had their best three weeks in the studio since they began in 1979.


However, fed-up fans on u2.com say they take his comments with a pinch of salt. In a poll of 2,160 fans, less than 10 per cent, or 9.6 per cent, found him “fully believable” on these matters while 59.5 per cent said ne was “not believable” or “mostly unbelievable”. Fans waited five years for the last U2 studio album, No Line on the Horizon, despite Bono claiming every year that the record was almost completed.


It was finally released in 2009, followed by the 360° mega tour. Bono insisted last month that they’ve already done some great stuff for the next album in the recording studios. “There won’t be a U2 album unless there’s something really special,’’ he said. “We’ve been through many songs and there’s some great stuff. I would say we had the best three weeks in the studio that we’ve had since, like, 1979. Three weeks is all it should take.”


Rolling Stone reported last year that U2 were planning to have a new album out late this year.


Top U2 sellers -

1. The Joshua Tree (25 million)
2. Achtung Baby (18m)
3. Rattle and Hum (14m)
4. All That You Can’t Leave Behind (12m)
5. The Unforgettable Fire (10m)




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