Ozzy: U2 made it difficult for younger bands

Posted by on October 10, 2014

Ozzy Osbourne spoke his mind on U2’s latest marketing methods, giving every registered iTunes user a copy of their latest album (whether they wanted it or not). Speaking to Shortlist, the iconic metal singer weighed in:

“I think it’s good in one way, and bad in another. People got so p*ssed off with it, it was terrific. Trying to find out how to delete it off their f*cking phones, or whatever. But U2 can afford to put an album out for free, whereas other bands can’t, so it makes it difficult for up-and-coming bands. It’s f*cking selfish, really. They just got a zillion f*cking sales from Apple, I suppose. Not everyone is U2, not everyone can get a f*cking deal with Apple. There are a thousand bands out there today that aren’t going to get heard by f*cking anybody because they can’t afford to do it.”

Sharon Osbourne, wife and manager to Ozzy, is no fan either. She took to Twitter last month, proclaiming, “Jimmy Iovine, iTunes, U2, you’re a bunch of megalomaniacs. FUCK YOU!”

U2’s album, Songs of Innocence, may have been given away for free, but, “Apple reportedly spent more than $100 million on the new U2 album.”

(via, Blabbermouth)

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