Online chat reveals details on new album and arguments for debt relief...

U2‘s Bono attracted thousands of online readers on Thursday when he took part in a live inline chat from Dublin.

As well as discussing Third World debt, the Jubliee 2000 campaign and other social issues, he said that the band are forging ahead with their new album.

“We’re kinda running after it at the moment which is a good sign – it’s usually the other way round. It’s the sound of four people playing in a room, four people who have spent most of their lives together, but feeling like it s the first time. It feels really fresh to me.

Don’t know when it will be finished, though,” he wrote.

You can read a full transcript of the chat here.