Adam Clayton says U2 plan to channel Patti Smith and Iggy Pop on gnarly rock album

U2 are set to channel Patti Smith and Iggy Pop on their next album.

Bassist Adam Clayton has hinted at what fans can expect from his next studio effort, which is the exact opposite of the planned Songs Of Ascent record.

Adam told MOJO magazine: The rawness of rock, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop records we all grew up with when he was 16 or his 17…that kind of power is what we want to reconnect with. I think. “

When asked if it was different from “Songs of Ascent,” he replied: I think this will be Songs For Fighting. “

Bono put “Songs of Ascent” on hold because he wanted U2 to be the first to release “a loud, uncompromising, irrational guitar album.”

The frontman revealed in October that the next record the group has been teasing since 2009 won’t be their next LP, as they’re keen to drop an AC/DC-style rock record first. bottom.

he said: The progressive rock virus has invaded and a vaccine is needed. The discipline of songwriting, the best melodies and clear thoughts he built U2 on, has been lost.

“In the band, we thought that this was not what we were doing and that we could only do experimental things without songwriting talent. With these two albums, Songs Of Innocence and Experience, our songwriting has been revived. Now we need to restore our rock and roll firepower.

“I don’t know who makes our fucking rock ‘n’ roll album. You almost want AC/DC, you want Mutt Lange. The approach. The discipline. The field of songwriting. That’s what we want.” .”

But Bono thinks the days of U2’s hits are over, so he wants to make “rock and roll songs that don’t make it onto the pop charts.”

He added to the New York Times: Perhaps we have run down that road.

“So now I want to write the most unforgiving, offensive, rebellious, off-the-pop charts rock’n’roll song we’ve ever made.

“I talked to Edge about it this week, and he’s like, ‘That call again?’ “What call?” “Are you going to write a big fucking off rock song?

“And I say, ‘Yeah, that’s our job!’ Now you can make a song famous, but I don’t think U2 can make it a hit.”

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