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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.