More U2 Title Rumors… and Their New Album Gets Stolen!

I don’t like posting rumors… unless it has to do with titles or casting, just because it’s so fun to imagine and speculate and argue.

Remember when we were told that the new Star Wars film was going to be called THE CREEPING FEAR?! Man, that was one of the happiest days of my life. I still have a wild, passionate, deep-down hope that this will indeed be the title of the film rather than something as boring as Birth of the Empire.

Anyway… to the point… now U2 fan sites are reporting that another title is “in the running” and another domain name has been secured for the upcoming album.

“How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”

If I get a vote, I vote for the previous possibility: “Vertigo”  It’s got more punch, it’s more suggestive, and the other idea is just too long, cumbersome, weighty, and, as a friend of mine pointed out, too much like the subtitle to Dr. Strangelove.


Now, news that material from U2′s upcoming album has been stolen from a band photo shoot. Expect to hear about illegal Internet postings any moment now…

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at