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U2 Finishing New Album, Adam Clayton Reveals

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U2 are about a month away from finishing their 13th studio album, bassist Adam Clayton has revealed.

Chatting with the Irish radio station 98FM, the NME reports, Clayton said he and his bandmates are winding down work on their long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s ‘No Line on the Horizon’ and hope to get things squared away before the holiday season.

“We’re in the studio,” Clayton said. “We’re trying to get these 12 songs absolutely right and get them finished by the end of November, and then we can kind of enjoy Christmas.”

That means the as-yet-untitled record should arrive sometime in 2014, and when it does, it may satisfy old- and new-school U2 fans, as per Clayton’s assessment of the music.

“I think it’s a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years,” he said. “It’s a combination of those two things and it’s a really interesting hybrid.”

Guitarist the Edge promised the band would continue moving forward, though he apparently didn’t talk specifics or comment on rumors the group had collaborated with Chris Martin. Last May, Bono and the boys were seen with the Coldplay frontman at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, but the extent of their partnership is not yet known.

“We always try to bring out something different, every time we’re in the studio,” the Edge told 98FM. “But it’s the fans who decide that really.”

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