Bono on the Late Show with David Letterman

As we (eventually) approach the release of a new U2 album, we are starting to see the band emerge into the media. While the focus of Bono’s interview was more about his One and (Red) activities, Letterman did ask about the new album.  Not much was revealed by Bono, leaving us fans eagerly awaiting for new U2 music.

Dave: “Are you doing another album?  If you are… can I help?

Bono: “We need all the help we can get!  You know Quincy Jones said to me ‘Bono, you’ve got to wait for God to walk through the room’ and I said ‘Q, why is God so unreliable in the music department’.  And he said ‘Just to teach you to wait’, so we are waiting.

[Bono explained that there was no rush for the next album.] “We have a deal with our audience, they give us a great life and they expect us to be great and that’s tricky,” Bono said. “As you get better you get very good and very good is kind of the enemy of great. You can mistake it for great. People don’t get excited about us being very good. Who needs a new U2 album? There are loads of them out there. We have to make a great U2 album and they don’t care waiting as long as it’s great.

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