U2: “Putting an album into half a billion iTunes accounts says something. It’s very dangerous.” (Q340 Preview)

U2: “Putting an album into half a billion iTunes accounts says something. It’s very dangerous.” (Q340 Preview)

u2U2 insist they would not change anything about the release of new album Songs Of Innocence, despite the wealth of negative reaction generated by delivering the record to iTunes users... whether they wanted it or not.

The band’s partnership with Apple allowed digital copies of the record to appear in users accounts and on their devices automatically, triggering complaints and inspiring several media outlets to run stories on how to delete the album from your music library.

However speaking exclusively in our new issue - Q340 out now in print and on digital – the band insist that given the chance to go back they would do it the same way all over again.

“Would we have changed the delivery method? I have to say no. I’m happy for those people to have that discussion in that arena. But I don’t know where it’ll get them, ” Adam Clayton tells Tom Doyle.

“If this was The KLF for instance, on a pure art level, to take over that network and actually say, whether you like it or whether you don’t like it... to be able to put this out there into half a billion iTunes accounts says something to me. It’s very dangerous and I like the balls of it.”

Get Q340 now for the full interview, including Bono and The Edge on the album’s recording, the possibility of a follow-up record and much more.

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