Producer is U2’s ‘gatekeeper of the bedrock’

From his work on The Joshua Tree to, more recently, that on How To Build An Atomic Bomb, Daniel Lanois and U2 have a strong and unique bond. Lanois says the relationship is almost other-worldly.

“I think we work well together because there’s kind of a premonitional force in the room when I work with these guys,” he says. “We sense that something might be right but we’re not convinced yet and it’s still the unknown. It’s that unknown that keeps us going. We want to do something original. Bono wants to say something that has never been said before. We know we’re going to have to roll up our sleeves, put our thinking caps on and do beautiful work.” Continue reading

U2 on film

Fans of U2 will soon be able to watch previously unseen film of the band in rehearsal. The footage will be included in a forthcoming documentary by producer Daniel Lanois, titled "Here Is What Is". Lanois has co-produced a number of U2 albums, including "The Unforgettable Fire", "The Joshua Tree", "Achtung Baby" and "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb".

Apparently, the movie will attempt to highlight what goes on behind the closed doors of a recording studio. In a press release, Lanois said: "The mystery of the recording studio is what keeps me coming back. "Many rewards have come to me through this laboratory. It is my temple, my domain, my frustration and my love. 

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Green Day, U2 Look To Lennon For “Instant Karma”

LOS ANGELES, CA Wednesday Mar.14.2007 / — Green Day will be covering John Lennon’s "Working Class Hero" on the upcoming album "Instant Karma."

The all-star record will feature 20 Lennon covers by artists including U2, The Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, The Cure, Yousou N’Dour, Willie Nelson and Regina Spektor, and will benefit Amnesty International’s campaign to end genocide in Darfur.

The CD will cost $19.98 and is due out June 12th.



POP supergroups U2 and Green Day are heading for No.1 – with a song written 28 years ago by a pair of Scottish punk rockers in a Dunfermline bedsit.

The track – The Saints Are Coming – was recorded to raise cash for Music Rising, a charity set up to aid musicians who were victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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