As previously reported, U2 scratched the Rick Rubin-produced songs for their upcoming album for a more familiar approach with Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Now Kanye West broken the news on his blog that Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am will be producing u2’s February-due album No Line On The Horizon.
Kanye says, “WILL I AM IS PRODUCING ON U2’s NEXT ALBUM. I’M SURE IT WILL BE DOPE AS SHIT JUDGING FROM THE CRAZY BEATS HE’S DONE IN THE PAST 3 YEARS.” (emphasis his).
To be clear, he only says Will.i.am is “producing on” the album, so it’s possible there’s multiple producers credited, making it an all-star cast of hitmakers.