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Bono Lets Slip New U2 Songs

By Rich King on August 18, 2008

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DUBLIN — Perhaps Bono is finally beginning to show his age.

The 48-year-old U2 rocker was recently blaring some of the band's new tracks so loudly at his vacation home in the south of France, that a local was able to catch on to what was transpiring and record the new music onto his mobile phone.

The fast-thinking fan went on to post the four tracks on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. While the songs have since been removed for copyright reasons, they have continued to circulate underground via email and file-sharing services.

The quality of the recordings are said to be so poor that the sound of waves and seagulls can be heard in the background.

Reps for the band or their record label have yet to comment.

U2 is currently at work on their forthcoming album. Their sessions started with producer Rick Rubin, but of late they've been working with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

The new album, which is expected to be released towards the end of the year, will be the band's first new material since 2004's "All That You Can't Leave Behind."

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