U2 band member The Edge has revealed that he was working on new material with Bono before the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on The Jo Whiley Show on BBC Radio 2, The Edge explained that he had to decide quickly where he was going to spend lockdown.
''I was actually working on some new songs with Bono and I had a decision, am I going to go to Dublin or am I going to head to California where my wife was, so I opted to head for the wife which I think was the right call.
"Cause literally within two days they'd shut all flights into America so I snuck in and spent the first part of the lockdown with Morleigh in California and then came to Dublin for early May and was in Dublin for a while. I felt very fortunate... overall I felt like one of the really lucky ones.''
The Edge also revealed that the band kept in touch through Zoom. ''I'm known as the technology genius, but basically that's because I know how to fix the printer. That's about the extent of my technology skills, but to say that sets me on a whole different level to everyone else in the band should explain what you're dealing with so yeah it has been challenging at times.''
U2 will release a 20th-anniversary edition of All That You Can't Leave Behind featuring a brand new 12-track remaster of the record and a 51-track Super Deluxe box set on October 30.