A copy of U2's new album not due until November was recently stolen and band members are fearing it could be released in P2P networks, if so, leading singer Bono has said they would inmediately release the album through iTunes and then on retail stores by the end of the month.

He added, "It would be a real pity. It would screw up years of work and months of planning, not to mention f**king up our holidays. But once it's out, it's out."