In our new interview with the Edge, he explains how the political climate and a major scare in Bono's life caused U2 to rethink their upcoming album, 'Songs of Experience.' "Mostly what we wanted to do was sit back and see how we felt about it coming out into a world that had taken a big lurch in a different direction," he tells us. "We weren't assuming we'd have to start again and, in fact, we didn't need to." Check out the entire interview at RollingStone.com. Photo by Taylor Hill.