Ask Bono a tough question and you might get a tougher answer. U2 are
about to release their most expansive reissue project yet, for 1991's Achtung Baby
- the album where they traded in earnest uplift for funk, noise, sex,
irony and self-doubt. So how does this lavish look back square with the
band's old lyric "You glorify the past when the future dries up"?
"I'm not so sure the future hasn't dried up," says Bono,
who's been irritating his bandmates lately by publicly questioning U2's
relevance - despite the fact that they just finished the
highest-grossing tour of all time. "The band are like, 'Will you shut up
about being irrelevant?'" he says. But Bono can't help himself - even
though U2 have been in and out of the studio with various producers
recently, he raises the possibility that the band may have released its
final album. "We'd be very pleased to end on No Line on the Horizon," he says, before acknowledging the unlikelihood of that scenario: "I doubt that."
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