U2 fans will be disappointed to learn that the band’s new album will now not be released until 2012. Despite releasing information back in November about their new “dance” tracks, Bono and boys decided to scratch that piece from the record.

With the help of collaborator Danger Mouse, U2 looked to create something different than they had tried in the past. The group worked with talented dance artists, will.i.am, David Guetta, and RedOne for the “futuristic” tracks, but it just wasn’t original U2 style.

Bassist Adam Clayton explained, “We had to have a meeting and look at the schedule to see if we could pick up any extra time to work on it. We just realized that we couldn’t. To be honest, everyone was a bit gutted. But it was the only sensible decision.”

Clayton went on to say, “We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that. In the end, the thing we did with RedOne doesn’t feel like the right fit.”

Some fans were surprised to learn that U2 was considering creating a separate dance album in conjunction to the new album, so perhaps they are better off not breaking onto the dance scene.

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