U2 delays the release of their next album

Updated: Jun 12, 2011, 12:38 PM IST

London: Rockers U2 have delayed the release of their upcoming album due to halted recording sessions.

The Irish band has been working on its 13th studio album, the follow-up to 2009`s `No Line on the Horizon`, with `Gnarls Barkley` star Danger Mouse and producer RedOne.

But they had to postpone the release date after studio sessions failed to go as per plans, reported Daily Star.

The Grammy winning band hoped to get the new material finished and ready for release within the next few months but according to bassist Adam Clayton, the recording sessions with RedOne were not working and their busy schedule has led to further delay of studio work.

"We had to have a meeting and look at the schedule to see if we could pick up any extra time to work on it. We just realised that we couldn`t. To be honest, everyone was a bit gutted. But it was the only sensible decision (to postpone it).

"We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that. We want to be in the clubs and make pop music as well as the thing U2 does, but in the end, the thing we did with RedOne doesn`t feel like the right fit," said Clayton.

The album is now scheduled to be released late next year.

PTI

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