Bono Launches Music Download Service, More U2 Album Details Emerge

Bono Launches Music Download Service, More U2 Album Details Emerge
Though petitioners want to tear him down, rock star and possible saint Bono forges on in his (PRODUCT) RED campaign to save the world. His latest experiment is (RED) WIRE, a download service with proceeds going towards the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Launching in December, redwire.com will offer members a DRM-free exclusive song from a major artist every week, as well as a song from a smaller artist and other content. The whole thing will cost $5 a month.

Of course, when he’s not battling world crises, Bono still fronts one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Their new album, No Line On The Horizon, is now confirmed for a February release date. In a recent interview with NME, the band's guitarist the Edge revealed that tU2 scrapped all of their Rick Rubin material, instead opting for the work they did with longtime collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what the title means, "it’s an image of infinity,” the Edge says. "It's like when you're moving forward, but you’re not exactly sure what you're heading towards – that moment where the sea and the sky blend into one. It's an image of infinity, I suppose – a kind of Zen image.”

And now, your moment of Zen...