Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins blasts U2 Apple deal!

by Martin
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters released their new album ‘Sonic Highways’ earlier this week and it’s an incredible listen, it’s everything you’d want from the legendary band and more.

The album has been teased a lot over the past few months and even has its own TV documentary airing showing the recording process and as he promoted the record Tyler Hawkins has been speaking out about their competition.

Taylor, drummer for the Foo Fighters, has given his thoughts on another new album release – that of Irish rockers U2.

You’ll remember the controversy from last month when, with a little help from Apple, the ‘One’ hitmakers gave their new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ away for free via iTunes.

U2 performing at the recent Apple Event

U2 performing recently at an Apple Event

That doesn’t sound quite so controversial until you realise that the album was appearing on people’s iPhones and iPads without them even having to download it themselves.

Hawkins was less than impressed by the stunt and spoke about it all during an interview with Australian news site The Music.

“What happened to U2, man? I don’t think people are that hyped on them. I don’t know that any of that new album has anything great on it.” Hawkins said.

“I listened to it once, but it’s so marred by that whole sort of, like I said, Orwellian, 1984 extreme that it just kinda sounds like a fart any way you listen to it.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook & U2 at the Apple Event earlier this year

Apple CEO Tim Cook & U2 at the Apple Event earlier this year

Discussing the way the record was released Hawkins said that “they probably thought it was gonna be a great idea.”

He also added though that the band probably didn’t think about the ‘Big Brother’ like backlash that would follow by placing an album on someone’s device without their consent.

What do you think? Which album do you prefer? Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ or U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’? Let us know in the comments below!

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