Bono has apologised a month after Apple and U2 gave away Songs of Innocence for free on everyone’s iTunes.
In a fan question submitted on Facebook, someone asks the band, “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”
Frontman Bono responded apologetically. He said, “Oops … I’m sorry about that.”
Bono explained why the band “infected” (as some people went on to call it for the week until tools to delete were made available) people’s music library.
The singer admitted, “I had this beautiful idea. Might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”