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Sat Nov 13 21:59:15 CST 2004
Here's some interesting news about U2's album. I was reading another
article that said Green Day ended up with "American Idiot" because the tapes
of another album they were working on disappeared from the studio. Do you
suppose this is now the best way for lowly studio workers to make some extra
New U2 Album Hits The Net
Pirated versions of U2's new album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," have
emerged on Internet file-sharing networks two weeks before it goes on sale,
throwing into question its official release date.
A London spokesperson for the band would only say that U2 was aware of the
illicit copies, but that no decision had yet been made on changing the
release date. "Atomic Bomb" is due for release Nov. 22 in Europe and the
following day in the United States.
This summer, a tape containing rough tracks from the upcoming album went
missing from a studio in Nice, France, where the band was recording. At the
time, U2 said it might move up the release date if the tracks appear online
Concerns about pre-release piracy have already forced labels to shift
release dates for three major fourth-quarter albums. Interscope moved
Eminem's "Encore" from Nov. 16 to Nov. 12 and Snoop Dogg's "R&G (Rhythm &
Gangsta): The Masterpiece" from Nov. 23 to Nov. 16.
Last week, Columbia brought forward the release of Destiny's Child's
"Destiny Fulfilled" from Nov. 16 to Nov. 15.
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