U2 hunt new album 'stolen' in French photo shoot

15th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

NICE, France, July 15 (AFP) - Police in southern France were Thursday investigating the disappearance of a rough cut of the forthcoming album by Irish rock group U2, amid fears it could be posted on the internet months ahead of the official release.

NICE, France, July 15 (AFP) - Police in southern France were Thursday investigating the disappearance of a rough cut of the forthcoming album by Irish rock group U2, amid fears it could be posted on the internet months ahead of the official release.  

Singer Bono, who has a house on the Cote D'Azur, and the three other members of the band paid a discreet visit to police headquarters in Nice on Wednesday to give statements about the possible theft, which took place during a photo shoot at a recording studio in the city, police said.  

Altogether some 20 people who were present at the Victorine studios on Tuesday evening were being questioned, they said.  

"We have to be careful. Was it lost or was it stolen? An enquiry is underway," said one officer.  

"We have numerous theories - from the fan who wants the rough cut for his collection to the web specialist who wants to be the first to put it out," he said.  

The as yet unnamed album is expected to be released in November.

 

© AFP

 

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