"I'm not sure the future hasn't dried up," band frontman Bono  told Rolling Stone , referencing a lyric from 1988's "Rattle and Hum." "The band are like, 'Will you shut up about being irrelevant?'"
In the meantime, the Irish act will revisit its considerable past with the Nov. 1 reissue of "Achtung Baby," the experimental album that found the group moving away from the blockbuster anthems of "The Joshua Tree" and its post-punk predecessors in favor of a more dancefloor-oriented sound.
"I always remember the intense embarrassment when I happened to be in a club and a generous-spirited DJ would put on one of our tunes from the War album," the Edge told the mag. "It was so evident we had never been thinking about how it would go down in clubs."
The twentieth anniversary reissue will come in a variety of formats, including an "Uber Deluxe Edition" that will feature six discs, four DVDs, five vinyl singles, an 84-page book and additional fan treats.
In addition to a remastered version of the album itself, unearthed material will include b-sides and session recordings such as "Down All the Days," a drastically different take on the song that would emerge as "Numb" on 1993's "Zooropa."
Still, the band was cagey when it came to discussing its potential follow-up to 2009's "No Line on the Horizon."
"It's quite likely you might hear from us next year, but it's equally possible that you won't," the Edge told Rolling Stone, while Bono noted, "We have so many [new] songs, some of our best," before concluding, "I"m putting some time aside to just go and get lost in the music."
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