There might be a bit of wishful thinking in that headline, I’m not sure U2 will ever split up. But Bono has been showing uncharacteristic signs of doubt in himself and his band lately. He’s taken to questioning the band’s relevance in the modern music world, and is looking backwards as they prepare to reissue 1991′s ‘Achtung Baby’.
Asked how he reconciles reissue packages with the line “You glorify the past when the future dries up” from ‘God Part II’ on U2′s ‘Rattle And Hum’ album, the singer told Rolling Stone: “I’m not so sure the future hasn’t dried up”.
He continued: “We’d be very pleased to end on [most recent album] ‘No Line On The Horizon’. I doubt that [will be the last record because] we have so many [new] songs, some of our best. But I’m putting some time aside to just go and get lost in the music. I want to take my young boys and my wife and just disappear with my iPod Nano and some books and an acoustic guitar”.
Confirming there might be a gap before the next U2 album (well, sort of) The Edge added: “It’s quite likely you might hear from us next year, but it’s equally possible that you won’t”.