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'U2 are on the verge of irrelevance' Bono talks about U2's presence nowadays

'U2 are on the verge of irrelevance' Bono talks about U2's presence nowadays

Bono has been talking about U2 'becoming irrelevant' to Zane Lowe.

"We're on the verge of irrelevance. You have to make stuff relevant to you and where you're at, make an honest account of what you're going through. If that's relevant to other people, great. But we don't know."

Bono spoke about their new studio album, saying: "We went back to why we wanted to be in a band in the first place. We were listening to the Ramones and Kraftwerk – you can hear both on 'Invisible'. It opened up a whole valve for me writing, it was like a damburst of sorts."

Bono confirmed that the new record is still being worked on and would be finished in two months. Talking about the band's return to the stage, he expressed a desire to "play indoors".

He said: "We love those big outdoors shows – we've had some of the best nights of our lives [playing those]. For this album, we're going to start indoors. We'd like to play the O2 [arena]. Sometimes it's nice to play intimate things like that."

U2 released a free download last week where with each download, Bank of America will donate $1 to help end mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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