News from “Mandela” Premiere: New U2 Album Coming in March 2014

“The new U2 album is on its way. I told you a few weeks ago that the album would make the first quarter of 2014, that the video work had commenced as well as the marketing materials. Now comes “Ordinary Love,” the first single, written for the soundtrack of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” which premiered last night at the Ziegfeld.

I hung out on the red carpet with U2′s two managers, the famed and brilliant Paul McGuinness who’s been with U2 since Day 1, and Guy Oseary, who’s coming in to work with Paul after his tireless guidance of Madonna over the years.

No, Guy told me, there will be no Madonna-U2 duet on the new album.

Paul did tell me that the album will come in March, maybe right after the group wins an Oscar for their “Mandela” song. They should.”