Reggae on the horizon for U2

Published: Tuesday | March 3, 2009

U2 front man Bono. - AP

IRISH SUPERGROUP U2 have reportedly recorded a reggae/dub album that is scheduled to be released in early 2010. The band recorded songs for the set while working on their latest album, No Line On The Horizon.

Britain's News Of The World newspaper reported that U2's chief songwriters (vocalist Bono and guitarist The Edge) came up with the concept and began recording the reggae songs last year.

"It's just like how Bono and The Edge released the experimental Zooropa album soon after Achtung Baby," read the News story.

U2 are one of pop music's greatest bands. The quartet have been making hit records since the early 1980s, when they released powerful songs like New Year's Day and Sunday Bloody Sunday, which dealt with unrest in their country.

The band broke big with Island Records, the record company that launched Bob Marley internationally during the 1970s. Bono inducted Marley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.