Bono Apologises For U2’s Recent Mass Album Giveaway | Music News
U2’s lead man, Bono, has apologized for the band’s new album, Songs Of Innocence, appearing on over 500 million users’ iTunes without their permission. Speaking during a Facebook Q&A, Bono said, “Oops. I’m sorry about that. Umm, I had this beautiful idea, we might have got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it”. Out of the possible 500 million possible downloads, it has been revealed that 25 million users actually decided to download the free eleven track album. The Irish band have been criticised by iTunes users from around the world, with American rapper Tyler The Creator comparing the album to waking up with ‘Herpes’.