U2 Sorry For Foisting Its New Album On Millions Of iPhone Users Without Asking

u2appleaOnly a few weeks ago, a group of middle-aged Irish guys with a band decided it would be a good idea to force-place their new album onto millions of iPhones without asking if those people wanted it, and without initially giving those iPhone users a way to remove the songs. After a bit of reflection, the members of that musical group have decided that maybe this wasn’t the brightest publicity move.

U2 answered questions from Facebook users on Tuesday, including one who asked that the band please never again compel millions of people to download any of their albums in the future.

Bono, apparently no relation to the late Congressman Sonny, replied that he was “sorry about that,” and that the band “might have got carried away with it ourselves.”

The sunglass-loving singer explained that, like many artists, U2 is prone to a “drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion and deep fear that these songs that we’d poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard.”

He added, “There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”

Apple eventually issued a fix to allow people to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from their devices with the caveat that it would no longer be free after Oct. 13. That day has come and gone, so if you want to hear the new U2 songs on your iPhone you’ll have to do it the traditional way — by illegally copying them from your friends who got them off some pirated music sharing site… or pay for it. We recommend the latter, because we don’t want anyone getting in trouble with the law.

[via CNET]

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