U2's Bono says 'Oops, sorry' for iTunes album download

October 15, 2014 5:06 PM

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U2's Bono says 'Oops, sorry' for iTunes album download

LONDON (Reuters) - U2 lead singer Bono apologized on Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group's latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones.

The release of the band's 11-track "Songs of Innocence" free into an estimated 500 million iTunes accounts was a classic case of a publicity stunt backfiring, when thousands of users complained they did not want the album and that it took up precious storage space.

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