That girlish sound you hear emanating from California’s Inland Empire area is that of Mr. Floyd R. Turbo, who figures to be positively giddy U2 has 25-30 new songs ready to be released.
We have Songs of Ascent, which is the meditative work that was meant to complement No Line on the Horizon. We’ve got a rock album. We also have a club-sounding album. And then we have the Spider-Man [musical] stuff.
Across those four, there are 25-30 songs. Now we have to decide how we go about releasing them? Do we release them in their groups? Chris Martin [of Coldplay] called me and said, “I hear you’ve got all these albums going. I have a great idea. Why not just pick the best songs from all of them and put them out now?” And I’m like, “Hmm . . . “