MUSIC: RAPPIN' WITH BONO

U2'S LEADER SOUNDS OFF ABOUT THE BAND'S NEW ALBUM AND TOUR AND ABOUT THE SAD STATE OF ROCK

Electro music, which supplements or replaces the guitar-driven riffs of regular rock with synthesized sounds, isn't new--R. and B. dance remixers have drawn on it for years. However, the form is bustling with activity these days. Electro visionaries such as Tricky, Goldie and Carl Craig are pushing its boundaries; youthful trip-hop bands such as the Sneaker Pimps and Morcheeba and the promising avant-dance group the Prodigy are giving what has largely been instrumental music a voice, fresh faces and heart; and rock vets like Eric Clapton (with his new band T.D.F.) and David Bowie are tapping into it for inspiration. Now,...

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