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Pink Floyd Says U2 'Devaluing' Music by Giving Away 'Songs of Innocence'

Rest assured, Pink Floyd will not be giving away their new album, "The Endless River," for free. Drummer Nick Mason made that clear when criticizing U2's marketing scheme for "Songs of Innocence," which included a free copy in hundreds of millions ...

U2's Next Tour May Consist of Two Shows at Each City - One Acoustic and One "Explosive"

U2 may try something a little different for their next tour in 2015.

Huge Moments in Concert Streaming History: Neil Young, U2, Paul McCartney and More

Fifteen years ago on this day Neil Young was having a pretty good if premature idea. It was the first of two days for his annual Bridge School Benefit Concert and Young had decided to try broadcasting the event live across the internet. How well it ...

Florida Georgia Line Keeps Country on Top of Billboard 200; The Game and U2 See Numbers Short of What They're Used To

This week's Billboard 200 Top 10 was chock full of new albums but the main story has to be country music's recent success. This week marks the third in a row where the genre has placed a new album atop the charts. Florida Georgia Line was this week's ...

Bono Says He Wears His Signature Sunglass Because He's Had Glaucoma For 20 Years

If you assumed that Bono wore his signature sunglasses all the time because he wanted to look the part of a rock star, you'd be wrong. Apparently the 52-year-old U2 singer has been suffering from glaucoma for 20 years, and the condition (a buildup of ...

Patrick Carney Of The Black Keys Criticizes U2, Spotify For Devaluing Music

In a recent interview with The Seattle Times, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, who has never been one to keep his opinions to himself, sounded off on U2 for the controversial free iTunes release of their latest album Songs of Innocence, which he ...

Bono, U2 Apologize for Forcing 'Songs of Innocence' on Apple Users with Free Download: "Oops!"

If you were stunned and a little weirded out when a brand new U2 album Songs of Innocence suddenly appeared in your iTunes iCloud on Sept. 9 after the announcement of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6-Plus, worry no more. Bono has issued an official ...

Iggy Pop Criticizes U2's Free 'Songs of Innocence' in John Peel Lecture

The godfather of punk Iggy Pop is the latest critic of U2's free album, "Songs of Innocence," explaining his beef with the move during his John Peel lecture in England yesterday, Oct. 13.

U2 Responds To Controversial Tax Manuever: 'Was It Totally Fair? Probably Not'

the band addressed a controversial decision they made in 2006 to transfer U2 Ltd — their publishing royalties handler — from Ireland to the Netherlands to reduce their tax hit.

Apple Says 81 Million People 'Experienced' U2's 'Songs Of Innocence'

U2's newest album simply appeared in iTunes libraries throughout the world last month, and Apple says about 81 million people at least played or streamed the album.

Everclear Parody Free U2 Album In New 'Funny Or Die' Video [WATCH]

Alt-rockers Everclear and Funny or Die took a jab at U2 and Apple recently in a clip hosted by the comedy website.

Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Was “Inspired” By U2 ‘Songs Of Innocence’ Apple Giveaway

Despite all of the annoyance the recent U2 album release and automatic download following Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling has been sparking, there’s one guy who pretty thrilled by the action – Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, according to NME.

U2 Have Finished "70 Percent" Of New Album 'Songs Of Experience'

We knew U2 have already recorded much of their new album Songs of Experience, but we didn't know it would be shaping up this quickly.

U2 Issues Limited Edition 'Songs of Innocence' Vinyl to Meet Grammy Deadline

Despite the fact that U2's latest album Songs of Innocence, was the single largest album release in history — by magically appearing in more than 500 million iTunes libraries — it still was not eligible for any Grammys, which we all know is the ...

U2 Will Tour ‘Songs of Innocence’ At Indoor Arenas In 2015: Bono Claims New Songs “Will Play Themselves”

For the handful of fans who were delighted to receive that free U2 album following the unveiling of Apple’s iPhone 6 a couple of weeks ago, the Irish rock icons have just announced word that they’ll be touring Songs of Innocence in 2015, ...

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