Alt-rockers Everclear and Funny or Die took a jab at U2 and Apple recently in a clip hosted by the comedy website.
The video (see below) shows Everclear, illuminated like the Irish band in their Apple commercial playing "The Miracle (Joey Ramone)," jamming in a throwback Windows montage that features the maze screensaver and Clippy, the paperclip cartoon that tried to help you in Microsoft Word. Then, a horrific blue screen pops up, shutting a little girl's computer down before a video of frontman Art Alexakis appears. "Hey, Windows 10's coming out and they're giving everybody the brand new Everclear record. Cool, right..." Alexakis says before another blue screen takes over stating that the album would be included as a CD-ROM.
U2 can't seem to catch a break since they released their 13th studio album Songs of Innocence last month for free in partnership with Apple. Users were so unhappy with the move that the tech company had to create a special button to help people remove the album from iTunes. "Part of the DNA of this band has always been the desire to get our music to as many people as possible," Bono wrote on the band's website about the release. "In the next 24 hours, over a half a billion people are going to have Songs of Innocence ... should they choose to check it out. That is so exciting. People who haven't heard our music, or weren't remotely interested, might play us for the first time because we're in their library ... And for the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way ... the blood, sweat and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail."