When rock giants collide...
Pink Floyd

In releasing their album for free through iTunes, U2 attracted all manner of debate.

The Irish group faced unprecedented criticism, with many opining that the move - in which users were given no say as to whether it appeared on their system or not - actually devalued music.

Pink Floyd are the latest to enter the fray. The legendary prog group are set to release final album 'The Endless River' later this month, with guests including renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, drummer Nick Mason admitted that he felt the move "does devalue things," before adding: "music has been horribly devalued by being given away. It's funny they didn't sense some of that. It's been the big story of the 21st century."

Already breaking pre-order records, Mason said the success of upcoming album 'The Endless River' was possibly "aided, very slightly, by Bono and Co".

"They did it the wrong way around and I'm fond of saying that what we did is a very old fashioned musical concept," he said. "We're hoping people might actually buy this record. It was so unexpected, I thought, and interesting that people took such umbrage at being given something."

'The Endless River' is set to be released on November 7th.

(via NME)

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