Paul David Hewson, otherwise known as Bono in the band, U2 made a big mistake this past week. Paul McGuinness, his manager will not be thrilled. Four of U2’s songs from the new album leaked on the Internet.
Bono was blasting the new songs too loudly from his villa in the Southern part of France. Someone walking by recorded the tracks and leaked them on YouTube. YouTube removed the tracks immediately, but a good number of U2 fans heard the leaked tracks already.
The songs on the album were called “Sexy Boots,” “Moment of Surrender,” and “For Your Love.” The name of the fourth track was not known. The name of the new album is suspected to be titled “No Line on The Horizon.”
Paul McGuiness has been a strong advocate of anti-P2P. McGuiness even suggested that those who participate in P2P should have their Internet connection cut off.
If the songs had actually leaked, then this would not be the first time that it had happened to U2. After a photo shoot in 2004, a CD was stolen that has unreleased tracks from U2’s last album, “How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.” U2 stated that if those tracks leaked online, then they would release the album right away.
U2 is currently signed by Mercury Records.
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