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:
I just woke from the most terrible nightmare, in which a U2 album appeared in my iTunes library even though I didn't want it there. Crazy!— Popjustice (@Popjustice) September 10, 2014
enough with the U2 jokes, U2 is a joke enough already— disco naïveté (@disconaivete) September 10, 2014
Half a billion people get "given" the new U2 LP. Half a billion people immediately sue Apple for wilful distribution of a malignant virus— Jerry Thackray (@everetttrue) September 10, 2014
U2 meh— NTS Radio (@NTSlive) September 10, 2014
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.