Bono Apologizes For Putting Free Music On Your iPhone


Were you one of those people who was super angry that U2 would ever dare give you free stuff that you didn’t ask for?

Bono is sorry.

Blaming it all on a “drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, and a dash of self-promotion,” Bono admitted in a Facebook fan interview today that they probably crossed some previously undrawn line when they teamed up with Apple to push their new album “Songs Of Innocence” onto just about every iPhone around.

“[There was] a deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard,” he says. “There’s a lot of noise out there — I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”

You can see the full interview here; the relevant bit begins at 2:19.

If you’re still bummed about the presence of a U2 album on your iPhone and haven’t figured out how to give it the boot, here’s the official tool that Apple built just for that purpose.