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New U2 album surfaces online

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Nov 2004 12:44 User comments (2)

New U2 album surfaces online Yet another highly anticipated product has leaked onto the Internet before its official release date. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is set to be released on November 26th but is already being distributed online, mainly through XDCC distribution and P2P networks. The group responsible for the release, RNS, has also been blamed by Interscope Records for theft of Eminem's new album Encore last week.
In the last few weeks, many new products including Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Eminem - Encore found their way to the net before they found their way to stores. The Eminem album, along with albums from Destiny’s Child and Snoop Dogg had their official release date brought forward as the labels feared they would lose millions in revenue due to the leaks.

U2 had feared the album would show up on the net months ago when a rough copy of the album was reported to have been stolen from the studio. A copy of the album in high quality MP3 format showed up online in the past few days.

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2 user comments

19.11.2004 13:19

yeah... RELEASE DATE: 2004-11-23 RIP DATE: 2004-11-06 I <3 RNS

29.11.2004 13:26

well, they are never gonna stop people from stealing there shit, but, lucky for U2 i bet alot of there fans will buy the CD.

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