The vinyl creeps in just in time for the GRAMMY deadline of Sept. 30.
As the band explains on their website, the photograph on the cover is the band’s drummer “protecting his 18-year-old son.”
In the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.
Didja hear the one about U2 givin’ their record away for free on iTunes?
“And people feel like, ‘Not them again!’ But it is us again, and we’ve brought the tunes and we can play ‘em.”
U2 giving away their album for free via iTunes isn’t the only surprise project the band has in store for fans. It’s not even the only surprise project they have in the works with Apple.
Just to be clear, Bono knows how invasive it was to drop his surprise album in your iCloud — but that was the point. In an interview this morning, the U2 frontman opened up about the band’s release method.
The always outspoken Osbourne matriarch is not impressed by U2’s move, in case you were wondering.
“These songs were always destined,” Bono said in voiceover narration.
Even though the album is free on iTunes, many users found U2’s surprise release difficult to access. Here’s how to get it (and get rid of it).