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Unfinished Copy of U2's New CD Disappears
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Jul 16, 7:39 AM (ET)
(AP) Irish rock star Bono of U2 speaks to journalist at Dublin Castle Tuesday June 1, 2004 before...
NICE, France (AP) - An unfinished copy of U2's upcoming CD disappeared from a photo shoot the Irish rock band was attending in the south of France, police said Thursday.
The CD, not scheduled for release until this Fall, vanished Tuesday while the band was in a studio outside the Riviera city of Nice having pictures taken for the album cover.
About 20 people who were present during the photo shoot were questioned by police, who said it was still unclear if the CD's disappearance was accidental or theft.
The finished album is expected to hit music stores next November, with singles planned for release in September.
songs from the band’s new album has gone missing after a photo session.
Speaking to U2.Com, Edge said, 'A large slice of two years work lifted via a piece of round plastic. It doesn't seem credible but that's what's just happened to us...and it was my CD.'
The CD went missing during a photo-shoot in the south of France. The band recently completed much of the recording of the highly anticipated new album in Dublin and have been involved in post-production work in France.
It will be the first new studio album from U2 since All That You Can’t Leave Behind nearly four years ago.
French police have already launched a major investigation.
'The recording of this album has been going so well.' added Paul McGuinness of Principle Management. 'The band is so excited about its release. It would be a shame if unfinished work fell into the wrong hands.'
'This matter is of great concern to us.' said Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group UK. 'As the missing CD is our property, we're very keen find it as soon as possible and the French Police are being extremely helpful in this regard.'
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