Bono to Fans: “I’m Really Sorry for Cramming This Album Down Your Throats…”

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During a Facebook Q&A

Question from Harriet Madeline Jobson:

“Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”


“Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we 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.”

13 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    It really is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

  2. Remi Swierczek

    Dear Bono, You are one of few WHO can initiate MARCH to music industry SANITY!

    Just check the ROLODEX in your brain, make few phone calls, involve Oprah and her music friends, then add Mr. Obama before he leaves the office and GET NEW FAIR USE ACT!

    Next day all Radio including Pandora and XM, all streaming, any bar or common elevator can convert to simple music store. WE CAN HAVE $100B MUSIC INDUSTRY BY 2020. It’s simple! Cook, Ek or Grange will not start this overdue resurrection. MR. BONO time to make history! Call me if you need more input.

    • axgrindr

      can you please just stop with your nonsense? give it a break dude.

      • danwriter

        Yeah, leave some exclamation points and ALL CAPS for Bob Lefsetz.

    • Bono

      Please tell me more, my assistant brought your post to my attention, I just had to find out more!

  3. Marcello

    Maybe Billboard should launch a “Most Deleted” chart, U2 would top that one easily 😉

  4. Jeffrey Lee Brothers

    Dear Bono,
    Thank you for the free music. I really enjoy it.

  5. Paul Resnikoff

    Bono was actually quite eloquent in his explanation. The sad part is, even if Innocence was the best album ever released by the band, it might have been partially buried by all the noise without the iCloud ‘stunt’.

    • GGG

      Could have literally been the greatest rock album of all time, and they still would have gotten shit on just as much.