Late last Friday night, U2's eagerly anticipated new album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" leaked onto the internet to the dismay of its record company who so far have orchestrated a very tight preview schedule for journalists worldwide.

No word yet on what Universal Music Group bosses plan to do about the leak, or if this will bring the album forward from its original Nov 22nd world release date and Nov 23 domestic release date. When the "Atomic Bomb" went missing in France this summer, Bono was quick to state that a leak would bring the album forward on iTunes immediately. Given the band's recently announced partership with Apple, this possibility could not be far off.

Early fan reaction has been, ecstatic, and in the words of one poster, "U2 have done it, people. This is amazing. I can't contain myself"