Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Says U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ Rollout ‘Devalued’ Music

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In a new interview with Rolling StonePink Floyd‘s Nick Mason opens up on the band, new release The Endless River and his thoughts — since just about everyone seems to have them — on U2‘s much talked about album Songs of Innocence.

While talking about Pink Floyd’s new album with Rolling Stone, Mason said that the band has been slightly aided by U2 with their release of Songs of Innocence, which was automatically available to every iTunes customer for free.

“They did it the wrong way around and I’m fond of saying that what we did is a very old fashioned musical concept,” Mason told Rolling Stone. “We’re hoping people might actually buy this record.”

Related: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney on U2’s New Album: ‘It Devalued Their Music Completely’

He went on to explain how U2 giving away their album for free was a surprise to everyone.

“It was so unexpected, I thought, and interesting that people took such umbrage at being given something.”




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