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Report: Larry Says U2 Planning New Album by September 2013


Larry Mullen Jr. has reportedly told Irish DJ Dave Fanning that U2 is looking to have its next album released by September 2013. That's the word via Twitter from Yvonne Judge, a 2FM radio editor who shared the photo at right of Mullen and Fanning together in the studio today (no doubt taping the interview), and then shared this sneak peek at Larry's album news:

Fanning's show will air on Saturday from 10:00 am to Noon Dublin time. You can listen online by clicking the small LISTEN link on 2FM's web site (right below their logo).

UPDATE, January 10: RTE has now posted its own article about the still un-aired interview and it includes a more complete quote from Larry with talk of a follow-up release after the first one.

I'd say we will be finished by the summer - and hopefully we will have something released by September. Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do. We are working with [producer] Brian Barton at the moment of Dangermouse, no will.i.am is not there, just Mister Mouse!

UPDATE, January 12: During the interview, which aired today, Larry also tells Dave Fanning that "Glastonbury" and "Return Of The Stingray Guitar" are still around, but both songs have been rewritten. The interview will be available soon to hear on the Dave Fanning show web page, or you can listen now via this U2 News upload.