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U2 album inspired by Led Zep, Jack White

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U2 album inspired by Led Zep, Jack White

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U2's The Edge has cited Led Zeppelin and Jack White as influences on the band's new album No Line On The Horizon.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the guitarist said that he is a big fan of Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and recently contributed to the documentary It Might Get Loud with the legendary musician.

"I was just fascinated with seeing how Jimmy played those riffs so simply, and with Jack as well," said The Edge.

The new album is said to include blues rock tracks, with the first single expected to be 'Get On Your Boots'.

Bono commented: "There's some very hardcore guitar coming out of The Edge. Real molten metal."

The frontman added that new track 'Crazy Tonight', a collaboration with Black Eyed Peas's will.i.am, is similar to their 2000 hit 'Beautiful Day'. "It has that kind of joy to it," he said.

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