Sharon Osbourne took to Twitter recently to call out U2 and their album “give-away” through iTunes. She slammed the group, saying they’re “business moguls not musicians anymore,” and asking, “how much you making?”
“Jimmy Iovine, iTunes, U2, you’re a bunch of megalomaniacs. FUCK YOU!”
Osbourne, manager of husband Ozzy Osbourne, is no fan of Bono, nor of having a brand new U2 album automatically added to her iTunes account. She went on to say that the album was “forced upon you,” and even linking to Apple’s support page, to remove the offending album. Osbourne is a bit hypocritical, in that when the Ozzfest was still a touring festival, in 2007, it was free to attend for fans. So concert tickets should be free, but an album shouldn’t be?
While the latest U2 album, Songs of Innocence, may appear to be “free,” many in the business know there’s no free lunch, with the Verge reporting, “Apple reportedly spent more than $100 million on the new U2 album.”