U2 Album Package Design About to Start

Larry forwards this from @U2 about Steve Averill, a guy who has worked with U2 on plenty of album projects dating back to the very beginning.  Hell, he was the guy who suggested the name “U2” to Adam Clayton.

Some news this afternoon from the U2 Conference: Steve Averill of AMP Visual, U2’s longtime design team, said he and his team are due to meet soon with the band to discuss design ideas for the next album.

He hinted a couple times during the session about working on U2’s next album, and during the audience Q&A an attendee asked if they’d started talking with the band yet.

“Not yet, but we’re supposed to meet with them in about a week’s time.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “U2 Album Package Design About to Start

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Hey Alan,
    This weekend past you mentioned that Peter Dinklage was in the U2 video All I Want Is You. I shared this nifty little tidbit and was quickly corrected. So I did some quick Google fu. Facts still seem kinda loose and there's more references to it being him than anyone else, so I remain skeptical…

    From http://www.destinyink.com/needsmoredinklage/peter-dinklage-filmography/

    1989 U2 “All I Want is You” Music Video. Most likely, it’s Italian actor Paolo Risi. Then 20-year old Peter Dinklage would have still been studying at Bennington College and unavailable for a shoot in Italy.


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