i searched a bit for a thread about this upcoming album and i didn't really find anything. so what do we know so far? bono has been quoted saying that this is u2's first guitar driven album. don't really know what he means...guitar has always played a big role in u2's music. apparently the edge is unleashing some pretty crazy riffs. a big one: chris thomas is producing. does this mean no brian eno? from paul mcguiness: "it sounds very exciting to me, very rock and roll, very direct as you would expect with chris thomas producing. the band keep making him tell them beatle stories!" bono has been quoted saying that he has learned from the pop mistakes they made and that if this album tanks that the band would be breaking up. release date: late 2003-early 2004. i, for one, cannot wait for this and i am very eager to listen to a single or just seconds from a track...just SOMETHING after "all that you can't leave behind." i still listen to that album religiously. let's cross our fingers and hope for the best.