Danger Mouse Producing Next U2 Album
Group has three in the works after Bono's surgery
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 21, 2010 2:35 PM CDT
Bono, center, performs accompanied by The Edge, left, and Adam Clayton, Sept. 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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(Newser) – Instead of shutting him down, Bono’s recent emergency surgery has prompted a creative burst: U2 is planning three new albums, including one produced by pop guru Danger Mouse, reports Australia's the Age. “We have about 12 songs with him," the singer says. "At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it's just happening so easily.”

The band is working with RedOne of Lady Gaga fame, rapper Will.i.am, and France’s David Guetta on another project. “U2's remixes in the 1990s were a real treasure," Bono says. "So we wanted to make a club-sounding record.”Bono and guitarist the Edge are also pushing to build a U2 album around the songs the pair wrote for the upcoming Spider-Man musical. As for his back trouble: Bono says he was in "grave danger" before the surgery and nearly lost the ability to walk.