The beloved bassist discusses his two new milestone releases with his Fender signature amp and the retrospective U2 album Songs of Surrender
You have to admire Adam Clayton and his U2 brothers, Bono, The Edge, and Larry Mullen Jr. They continue to strive in the manner of an up-and-coming group, hungry for their big break, despite their distinguished status. Indeed, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inducted Irish outfit — who have amassed 22 Grammy Awards, sold upwards of 170 million records, collected $1.67 billion in ticket sales, and changed the sound of rock — is showing no signs of slowing down after 47 years. This year they released their 15th album, Songs of Surrender [Island/Interscope], which features 40 previously recorded tracks that the band reworked and reimagined to accompany frontman Bono’s book Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story [Knopf, 2022]. Additionally, their Disney+ documentary, Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming With David Letterman, debuted just before it was announced that they would be taking on a Las Vegas residency at the freshly opened MSG Sphere, from September to November 2023.