their debut in 1976 U2 has managed to strive as a band. Still
a prevalent force in modern rock music and now Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame inductees the band is thriving more than ever.
U2 has managed to remain on the top of the rock world with the
release of their latest album "How to Dismantle an Atomic
Bomb" and promises of a new album in the near future.
has also remained active, continuing the "Vertigo"
tour, which began with 26 U.S shows in 2005 with shows worldwide.
In November of 2005 they announced the band will appear in Mexico,
South America, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and finish in
Hawaii possibly in April 2006. These shows sold in record times
and in record amounts, some even in less than an hour.
has also connected with other artists in the music world more
than ever. The band was featured on Mary J. Blidge's album in
the song "One". In addition to working with Blidge
Bono recorded "In a Lifetime" with Irish band Clannad
and also worked with another Irish band, The Corrs. Bono and
The Edge worked on the lyrics for "GoldenEye," performed
by Tina Turner for the James Bond movie while Adam Clayton and
Larry Mullen Jr. did work for the 1996 "Mission Impossible"
movie soundtrack. Outside of the music world U2 has connected
with author William S. Burroughs through the lyrics and themes
of its songs. Burroughs' poetry was highlighted during the band's
Zoo TV tour.
have been made that the band is ready to work on the continuation
of their last album. However, Bono personally stated that the
band will again experiment with new ideas, inspired by hip-hop
and touring with Kanye West. Possible tracks to be included
may be "North Star", a cut from "How To Dismantle
An Atomic Bomb" featuring organist Michael Smith , a tribute
to Johnny Cash, "Lead Me In The Way I Should Go",
and "Mercy", another cut from 'Atomic Bomb'.
continues to produce and remain on a pedestal above many other
bands and musicians. With the prospect of a new album, possibly
as early as late 2006 or 2007, and trendy merchandise such as
the U2 iPod, U2 fans remain at the feet of the band as they
have been for the past three decades.