Irish group in big for historic studio

Returning Irish rock legends U2 have launched a bid to acquire the historic Olympic Studios in London.

Located in Barnes, London the studios have played an important part in rock history. Owned by EMI, they were the in-house studio for the label being used by rock legends such as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. Led Zeppelin liked the studio so much they recorded parts of each of their studio albums there.

Now in financial trouble, Olympic Studios have been put up for sale. If they don't find a buyer, they will close.

“Bono, The Edge and the rest of the band really enjoyed their time in Olympic. They knuckled down and really responded well to the place’s atmosphere,” a source told The Sun newspaper.

“They already have their own studios in Dublin but feel that Olympic could be a very wise investment."

“They’re totting up some figures at the moment. If the maths works out there’s every chance they’ll put an offer in.”

U2 recorded parts of their new album 'No Line On Horizon' in the Olympic Studios. The album is due for release soon.

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