Taylor Hawkins: U2's album is like 'a fart'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 November 2014
Bono (L) and Adam Clayton (R)

U2 performing

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has compared U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' to "a fart"

Taylor Hawkins has compared U2's new album to "a fart".

The Foo Fighters drummer has slammed the 'With or Without You' rockers for having their 13th album 'Songs of Innocence' automatically downloaded onto people's phones, even compared the album to a totalitarian regime.

He explained: "I don't know that any of that new album has anything great on it. I listened to it once, but it's so marred by that whole sort of, like I said, Orwellian, '1984' extreme that it just kinds sounds like a fart any way you listen to it."

Talking to Australia's The Music, Taylor then added: "I mean, I think they probably thought it was gonna be a great idea, 'Here's the deal: everybody who has an iPhone, gets your record. And they get it for free!'

"And they thought, probably, 'Well that's pretty awesome!' but hey didn't really take into consideration the Big Brother feeling that kinda goes along with like, 'You have the new U2 record' ... You couldn't get rid of it and they actually had to come up with an app to get rid of it, that's horrible."


The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

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