Keep it down

Bono is reportedly at fault for leaking music from U2’s new album onto the internet.  Apparently, the frontman had his stereo playing at little too loudly at his home in the south of France.  A passerby recognized Bono’s voice, recorded the songs, and quickly placed them on the internet.  Perhaps Bono will keep the stereo down next time he wants to hear himself singing?

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  1. sadsense says:

    Not the first time we’ve heard this story, pretty standard U2 release hype.

    …If this tale rings true, it wouldn’t be the first time U2 has lost control of unreleased music. In 2004, just before the release of their last album — “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb”–the band reported that a CD containing unfinished music from that album had been stolen after a photo shoot in the south of France. The band announced it would release that album immediately if tracks from the CD were leaked online. But when songs from the album began appearing online a few months later, the band said they were finished versions, not songs from the stolen CD.

    How to Dismatle an Atomic Bomb:
    In 2003, Bono said how one of their new songs called “Full Metal Jacket” was “the mother of all rock songs” and “the reason to make a new album”. This song would later become “Vertigo”.

    A demo version of the album (The Edge’s copy) was stolen while the band were having their photo taken for a magazine in France in July 2004. It contained unfinished versions of several songs that made it onto the album.[2] The band publicly announced that if those tracks were leaked online, they would release the album immediately. Several months later, tracks from the album were released online, but they were the finished products, and not the rough demos from The Edge’s stolen CD.

    Achtung Baby:
    U2 entered the studio in late 1990 and began recording the album before they had written any material, mainly improvising and developing ideas into songs. The more interesting ideas were preserved on working tapes. In April 1991, these tapes fell into the hands of bootleggers, well before the album’s November release date. The most widely circulated compilation of these tapes is the three-disc Salomé: The Axtung Beibi Outtakes, released in February 1992. Another bootleg surfaced, entitled, “The Achtung Sessions” in 1993.

    And so on and so on…
    Try 3/4 lads, or at least some variation on a theme…

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