U2's 50 songs for new LP

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 March 2016
The Edge

The Edge

U2 have 50 songs ready for their new album, including 20 songs they are "really exited about"

U2 have 50 songs for their new album.

The band's guitarist, The Edge, revealed the group are working on their 14th LP and have lots of new material for the upcoming project, including 20 tunes they're "actually really excited about".

The 54-year old rocker said: "Including a lot of my really rough demos - I'm not suggesting they're finished, by any means - there's actually 50 pieces of music that I've put time into. Some of them have not been arranged or performed by the band, but there's 50 ideas, and probably about 20 that we're actually really excited about. So we've got some ways to narrow it down, but we're in good shape.

"I would say we're now at the point of starting to really edit down to the core collection of songs that will make the record. Things are still in their rough state, but sounding really great."

The 'With or Without You' hitmakers - who are also made up of Bono, Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton - have plans to go get back on the road "sooner rather than later".

The Edge - whose real name is David Evans - told Rolling Stone magazine: "We had such a great time playing recently.

"I think if we go out again, there'll definitely be some changes. It won't be the same show. So many new things came out of that tour.

"There were so many new moments, live moments, for us. It's very hard for a band that's toured as many years as we have to conjure up something that's totally fresh and different and stand alongside moments from previous tours that are considered 'classic live concerts.' But I think this tour really, in many ways, kind of superseded and surpassed the U2 shows of the past. We're really excited about that and curious to see if we can take it up another level."