Daniel Lanois

Musician, Producer Daniel Lanois Is In Intensive Care After Motorcycle Accident

Singer, songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois, who has helmed albums by U2, Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris, is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital following a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Silverlake. He has reportedly suffered multiple broken bones.

Lanois' label, Jive Records, has issued a statement saying, "[Lanois is] expected to be released from intensive care soon. Due to the severity of the injuries, Lanois has cancelled all upcoming tour dates and promotional activity and will be recuperating for the next two months,"

The musician, who split his time between Toronto and Los Angeles, had been focusing on his new group, Black Dub, with Trixie Whitley, Daryl Johnson and Brian Blade. The collective was to tour Europe and Canada this summer.

After co-producing U2's Unforgettable Fire with Brian Eno, a frequent collaborator, Lanois produced U2's The Joshua Tree, which won a Grammy for album of the year, Achtung, Baby, All That You Can't Leave Behind and more. He also produced Bob Dylan's Oh Mercy and Time Out of Mind, another Grammy winner for Album of the Year. Lanois racked up yet another Grammy, for best contemporary folk album, for his record with Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball. Noted for his dark, mysterious, lushly atmospheric touch, Lanois has also worked with Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Luscious Jackson, Robbie Robertson, Scott Weiland and Willie Nelson. His solo albums include Shine and For The Beauty of Wynona.

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