I read this somewhere, but lost the link:
Hip-hop star Kanye West have inspired rockers U2 to experiment with new styles of music. Frontman Bono, who recently admitted to being a huge fan of the hitmaker, insists the band's willingness to try new things is responsible for their continued success. He says, "I happen to be in really a truly great band, and experimentation has been the lifeblood of this band. We, of course, will look and are looking across at hip-hop and see the amazing innovation in the studio."
This is Advanced, of course. However, there will be no evidence of the hip-hop influence on their next record, which is also Advanced.