Music News

L. Bird pkeets at
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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