U2 Drops The 'Bomb' In November

The long-awaited new U2 album has a confirmed name: "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." As previously reported, the 11-track set will be released Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "Vertigo" will hit

The long-awaited new U2 album has a confirmed name: "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." As previously reported, the 11-track set will be released Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "Vertigo" will hit U.S. radio outlets on Sept. 24, while a commercial single is due Nov. 8 internationally.

The album name lives up to its early description by author/U2 friend Neil McCormick in Ireland's Hot Press magazine: "an interesting title, an interesting philosophical idea as a title, and quite a difficult title."

"Atomic Bomb" is the follow-up to 2000's "All That You Can't Leave Behind," which has sold more than 4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A world tour is expected to launch early next year.

As reported yesterday, U2 is among the nominees for the 2005 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.