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Bono blasts new songs too loud, fan records

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Aug 2008 23:05 User comments (20)

Bono blasts new songs too loud, fan records U2 front man Bono recently was unaware that he was indirectly assisting in the leak of several tracks from U2's upcoming album, No Line On The Horizon. At his Villa in South France, Bono played the new tracks loud enough for a passerby to recognize the singer's voice and begin recording it. After recording the songs, the individual supposedly uploaded them to YouTube.
It seems that the upload didn't stay on the site for very long, and the tracks were probably removed once YouTube had been alerted to their presence. In total, there were four tracks, "No Line On The Horizon," "Sexy Boots," "Moment Of Surrender," and "For Your Love."

U2's manager Paul McGuiness is well known for his anti-piracy comments. He believes that Internet piracy can be fought by forcing Internet service providers to disconnect users caught sharing music, and more controversially that Apple Inc. and other digital music player manufacturers are wrongly profiting from their "burglary kits." He also criticizes the record labels for lack of foresight and planning, which he says led to, "a range of industries to arise that let people steal music."

Perhaps if U2 wants to keep its new music away from the public it should protect how the band members use it themselves. It makes no sense for Bono to have new tracks blaring when his biggest fans are probably regular visitors, coming to see if they can get a sneak peak of him. Back in 2004, after a photo-shoot in France, the band reported that CD containing unreleased tracks had been stolen just before the release of "How to dismantle an atomic bomb."

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20 user comments

119.8.2008 0:05

That's hilarious and certainly unique.

219.8.2008 1:57

and in the end it'll just hype up the new album. It's not like this is an advanced copy.

319.8.2008 1:57

and in the end it'll just hype up the new album. It's not like this is an advanced copy.

419.8.2008 5:15

Maybe Bon... er should remove his sunglasses so he can see the volume control. This stinks of a publicity stunt to sell albums.

519.8.2008 6:35

This is good news , it means the album will soon be out and we can see them again :)

619.8.2008 8:05

oy vay....................

719.8.2008 11:53

Who gives a sh*t. Those guys made 1 good album back in he 80s and everyone jumps on Bono's Jock. Their music blew in the 90's and still blows in this decade.

819.8.2008 13:14

Them songs may have not lasted 5 minutes on YouTube, but let me guess, that's long enough to spread all over the freaking web! Read it and cry Paul McGuiness!!

919.8.2008 14:01

heh heh... manager can only blame the band :p

1019.8.2008 14:23

Originally posted by algtz1:
Who gives a sh*t. Those guys made 1 good album back in he 80s and everyone jumps on Bono's Jock. Their music blew in the 90's and still blows in this decade.
Last I checked, they had some decent stuff in the 90s as well as some post-2000. But then again..you aren't Bono, are you. And you're not a millionaire.

LOL@you

1119.8.2008 14:26

Ha Ha...this makes me chuckle.

1219.8.2008 17:43

Originally posted by windsong:
Originally posted by algtz1:
Who gives a sh*t. Those guys made 1 good album back in he 80s and everyone jumps on Bono's Jock. Their music blew in the 90's and still blows in this decade.
Last I checked, they had some decent stuff in the 90s as well as some post-2000. But then again..you aren't Bono, are you. And you're not a millionaire.

LOL@you
Since when do you need talent to be a millionaire. Britney Spears, Puff Daddy, Bob Saget. All these fools have proven that you can be millionaires without having an ounce of talent. U2 is one of the most over-rated bands of the last 20 years. Apart from Joshua Tree, Everything else blows!

1319.8.2008 18:32

Everything else blows ??? I guess you never went to one of there concerts

1420.8.2008 18:18
G_Hubcap
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Originally posted by mattkind:
Everything else blows ??? I guess you never went to one of there concerts
OK, I think he meant everything else sucks... Yeah, it's confirmed to suck.

1520.8.2008 19:57

the reason they took it off youtube because it wasn't worth listening to and was taking up bandwidth...those guys are washed up and need to stop trying to protect shitty music like it's so valuable.

1620.8.2008 20:31
varnull
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I can remember when U2 were oh so anti establishment.. what went wrong?

enough money for viagra to keep bono with a permanent boner ;) (or is he just a boner?.. you decide)

1720.8.2008 21:28

Originally posted by varnull:
I can remember when U2 were oh so anti establishment.. what went wrong?

enough money for viagra to keep bono with a permanent boner ;) (or is he just a boner?.. you decide)
Its the life style, the rich become arrogant and ignorant and pety and complacent in the degradation of society as a whole.

1820.8.2008 21:48

Originally posted by varnull:
I can remember when U2 were oh so anti establishment.. what went wrong?

enough money for viagra to keep bono with a permanent boner ;) (or is he just a boner?.. you decide)
Bonoboner...sounds like a big ass burger at a stand. Lol.

As far as what went wrong...these whelps all (okay, not all but more than not) seem to go the same thing to different degrees. Wealth, power, fame...freakin' sellout.



1921.8.2008 4:15

Quote:
Originally posted by varnull:
I can remember when U2 were oh so anti establishment.. what went wrong?

enough money for viagra to keep bono with a permanent boner ;) (or is he just a boner?.. you decide)
Its the life style, the rich become arrogant and ignorant and pety and complacent in the degradation of society as a whole.
Zippy I can sum your statement up in one word... arses!

2023.8.2008 12:21

Originally posted by Blackjax:
This stinks of a publicity stunt to sell albums.
Totally agree.

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