They incurred the wrath of millions of Apple users around the world when their last album was automatically downloaded to people’s iTunes library - but U2 have not ruled out releasing their new record in a similar fashion.
The band are due to release their follow up album, Songs of Experience, next year, and guitarist The Edge has said they are currently exploring “all options” for its release. “We haven’t figured it out yet, but our intention would be to get it out sometime in the back end of next year,” he said.
The 54-year-old said that, despite the controversy of the automatic download of the album last October, it had its benefits by bringing U2’s music to a new, younger generation of fans.
“I would not rule out doing something similar with the next record,” he added.