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U2 wants to avoid the 'esoteric' on new album, win an Oscar
U2 wants to avoid the 'esoteric' on new album, win an Oscar

U2 is a band that is used to big statements, political activism and rallying behind a cause. This past weekend, however, the band's larger-than-life frontman Bono was talking about the band's late-career efforts to simplify. Well, that and also his desire to get his hands on the "little gold" that is an Academy Awards statuette. Speaking by phone early Saturday from Washington, D.C., Bono described the band's 2009 effort "No Line on the Horizon" as "esoteric," and talked up the more human aspects of the group's Oscar-nominated song, "Ordinary Love." The latter, of course, was the occasion for the call, as with Oscar voting...

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