The internet remains a curious place...
'Songs Of Innocence' artwork

One of the biggest rock bands on the planet, U2 have teased the possibility of new material for some time.

Last night (September 9th) something curious happened. U2 confirmed news of their new studio album, with the physical version of 'Songs Of Innocence' due to arrive on October 13th.

In an interesting movie, Apple 'gifted' the album to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide - whether they wanted it or not.

Here's a few reactions:

So what do you think? Does this provide an unsettling precedent? Are you glad to have U2 back? Get involved in the discussion on Twitter.

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