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Good Point, Richard ! Now let's see if there will be a human-answer to this or if you'll get a reply from a Bot...

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I know 6 years is pushing it, but equally, it took Queens of the Stone Age 6 years to bring out ...Like Clockwork, and that was a brilliant album. 

 

Still, this is really frustrating. It's getting to the point where I don't even care whether or not they release an album anymore, I just want them to tour. Someone, a band member, the manager, the record label, just needs to say something NOW.

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I know 6 years is pushing it, but equally, it took Queens of the Stone Age 6 years to bring out ...Like Clockwork, and that was a brilliant album. 

 

Still, this is really frustrating. It's getting to the point where I don't even care whether or not they release an album anymore, I just want them to tour. Someone, a band member, the manager, the record label, just needs to say something NOW.

 

TOOL, 8 years and counting....;)

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It may have been 6 yrs between albums, but they've only been actively working on the new album since the end of the tour in 2011.  They always seem to wait until they get off the road, spend some time with their families, and on vacation; then they go back into the studio.  It was nearly two full years after the Elevation tour ended, before they even started recording "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb".  Taking this kind of time is nothing new. Better to take the time to get it right, than to have another "Pop", eh?

I will never work out why people have a problem with 'Pop' And I am fed up to the back teeth with people making excuses for the band taking so long to release an album.They are musicians - musicians make music.Simple.

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i actually sort of feel sorry for the band tonight. They seem to certainly be second guessing them self left and right. Simply put, if it takes you almost 5 years to write and record 10 songs, it is time to hang it up. and regardless of what they release in 2015, i doubt it can survive the expectations placed upon it. I think the band should seriously consider going out and playing live ,even if only a small tour, and see if it can straighten their heads out and re-ignite something that has clearly gone out. as it stands, i dont see an album ever making it to the light of day. Just have some dignity. 

Couldn't agree more.They are always trying to attain the 'biggest band in the world' mantle and that seems to affect the way they produce music.They ditched most of the material from 'No Line...' by the last leg of the 360 tour because 'it wasn't being received well'. It seemed to be received extremely well at all the gigs I was at! The fact is the album didn't sell as well as they hoped so they distance themselves from it.Utter rubbish.Plenty of terrible albums sell by the shed load and,conversely, plenty of stunning albums sell very little (The Velvet Underground & Nico anyone ?). U2 need the attitude that REM had and Radiohead still have.Make music to please themselves and don't worry about the rest.Sadly thats never going to happen.

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I sent the following email to the official U2 Information Service in Dublin (info@numb.ie) last night (UK time). I'll let everyone know if I get a reply…

 

"Hi there,

 

Just wondering if the band read any of the fan forums on the internet at all? If they don't, they should take a look at the forum on @u2.com (the best 1 out there by the way) and the confusion / anger / upset about the Billboard article published today saying that the new album has been delayed again until 2015.

 

After all the recent quotes from the band members hinting that an album and tour announcement is imminent (including Bono saying only last week that there are 2 albums nearly ready), plus the increased activity with the releases of Ordinary Love and Invisible, it is indeed very sad if the guys now feel the need to hire yet more producers to try and find the magic to enable them to finish 12 songs for an album.

 

Fans appreciate that the band only want to release something when they are happy with it - and we all know that they are perfectionists (which is why we've had 35+ years of brilliant music and tours already) - but then they should really just keep quiet and stop teasing us. 

 

Fans want them to stop trying to make pop songs for the kids and instead make ballsy / angry / groundbreaking / experimental music like they used to. No-one expects anything as good as Achtung Baby again (there can't be, as that was a perfect record) but fans want U2 to stop over-producing stuff again and again, and instead just have the guts to release something that's different.

 

It would be nice if U2 could put out an official statement of some kind, either to say the Billboard article is not true, or to say it is true - in which case they should disappear completely for this year, get their faces out of the music press, stop attending conferences about non-music things (Bono) and go away and finish the album. 

 

Alternatively, if there really is nothing left in the tank maybe they should call it a day - that will be a terrible day but at least fans would know where things stand.

 

Someone needs to tell the band that the quickest way to irrelevance is to release nothing at all. 

 

With kind regards from a dedicated, loyal, but frustrated U2 fan."

You read my mind ! Well said.

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An honest statement from the band or the management is necessary now, no 3rd party statement. They owe us nothing, but they should treat and communicate to us fair. Thats not professional and loyal to the fans.

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I know 6 years is pushing it, but equally, it took Queens of the Stone Age 6 years to bring out ...Like Clockwork, and that was a brilliant album. 

 

Still, this is really frustrating. It's getting to the point where I don't even care whether or not they release an album anymore, I just want them to tour. Someone, a band member, the manager, the record label, just needs to say something NOW.

True but during that 6 years Josh Homme almost died, suffered from severe depression and considered quitting the music business. That kind of gives him an excuse for the lengthy delay.

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 Good point, Oisin ! That makes "...Like ClockWork" even more valuable, Such a great Album !!!

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