U2 OCTOBER BOYS AGAIN?

There is growing speculation that the Irish rockers will unveil new material in September - but nothing is confirmed...

Sources close to U2 have been keen to play down mounting speculation that the band will unveil their new single on September 9.

A number of stories have appeared on websites this week claiming the Irish rock lords were to send the single to be aired on radio on September 9 ahead of a release on October 9, with an album release to follow October 30. In each case the release dates are mooted as being a day later in the US.

Though the stories seem to have stemmed from the usually reliable U2 fan site [url=]www.atu2.com, a source close to the band said the dates were purely speculative, and the group were still in the studio working on the follow-up to 1997’s ‘Pop’.