Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Thinks Apple Should Pay For That U2 Release

By Shannon Carlin

Pink Floyd‘s Nick Mason is still upset about that surprise U2 release. But he’s not mad at Bono and the guys, he’s got a bone to pick with Apple.

In a new interview with GQMason talks about the “U2 debacle” stating he thinks “it’s been interesting seeing how badly that went down,” as in that surprise release that ended up on everyone’s iTunes.

But Mason is quick to admit that if he was offered the same deal, he would have taken it.

“If Apple had come to me and said, ‘Nick, we want to release your album in exchange for £50m’, I couldn’t have thought of a better idea,” he said. “Radiohead did something similar a few years ago [2008’s In Rainbows], and it worked. But this has backfired.”

Related: Doctors Like to Perform Surgery to Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’

Mason says this isn’t “an anti-U2 tirade,” but he does think that for as much criticism as the band got, Apple should get more.


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