“You’re not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying, ‘Ah, poor old blind Bono.’”
“It’s not like Limp Bizkit got back together and snuck something into our pockets!”
The Black Keys’ drummer has nothing good to say about how the Irish rock legends released ‘Songs of Innocence’ via Apple and iTunes.
The song is the first single from the band’s surprise-released new album.
Album releases are a pretty big deal. Artists are always up to new and clever ways to release their material to the public, whether it’s vinyl albums that feature holograms (Jack White) or albums that are free and automatically downloaded to your iTunes library (U2).
Windows offers up the new Everclear album on CD-Rom.
Visit the locations where some of music’s most memorable album covers were shot, including Black Sabbath, Mumford & Sons and Rush.
If you were fond of Songs Of Innocence or outraged that U2 would appear in your music library without permission, we have news for you. Radio.com reports bassist Adam Clayton revealed that the new album is about 70% done with the band needing to refine the remaining 30% of it.
Will it be as self-proclaimed “punk rock” as the iCloud method? Only time will tell.
One caveat in U2’s massive Songs Of Innocence release is that it would miss the September 30th cutoff date to gain eligibility for the next Grammy Awards. Even though the album was made available before September 30th, Grammy regulations stipulate that releases must be made available for purchase prior to that date.