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Sinead O’Connor Says U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ Release Was ‘Almost Terrorist’

Sinead O'Connor, U2, Terrorist, Songs of Innocence

Pink Floyd said it devalued music. Tyler the Creator said it was like “waking up with a pimple.” Taylor Hawkins said it sounded “like a fart.” And now Sinéad O’Connor has likened U2’s infamous free release of Songs of Innocence to terrorism, because sure, that seems like the rational next step.

In a new interview with the Daily Mail, the ever-provocative singer came out hard against her fellow Dubliner, Bono, for forcing the album onto everyone’s music library. “What they did with iTunes was a badly judged move,” she said, before the hyperbole began in earnest. “There was something almost terrorist about it. I’m really not a U2 fan but it wasn’t at all kosher invading people’s lives like that. It was bad management.” 

While it’s a big accusation, O’Connor also took time in the interview to reflect on the time she got in a fist fight with Prince and suggested that Jimi Hendrix was murdered in some sort of conspiracy, so we wouldn’t worry about siccing Seal Team 6 on U2 just yet.