Sinead O’Connor has compared the release of the latest U2 album to an act of terrorism.
O’Connor recently did a far ranging interview with Adrian Deevoy for the Daily Mail and touched on U2’s giveaway of their album Songs of Innocence through Apple iTunes.
O’Connor said in the interview that they should have stood by their album and not “force it on people who didn’t want it in the first place.”
While the album was meant to be available in a user’s library for a short time so that they could choose to download it, there were cases where the entire LP was automatically placed on people’s equipment.
“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. Funny thing is the kid who devised the app that removed the U2 album from people’s computers. He made a fortune apparently.”
Among the many subjects that were broached during the talk was Sinead’s encounter with Prince at the time that she had a worldwide hit with his Nothing Compares 2 U.
“We had a fist fight. There was quite a scene. I ended up having to escape from his house.
“I was running around his car, spitting at him and he’s trying box me – all at six o’clock in the morning. I rang on someone’s doorbell to get in their house because Prince was about to kick the living s*** out of me.
“The row happened because he summoned me to his house to tell me that he didn’t like me swearing in my interviews. I told him to go f*** himself… and it all went downhill from there.
“He’s a very, very frightening person. His windows are all covered in tin foil because he doesn’t like light. He sat by the door of his house and, true to God, the irises of his eyes dissolved. They didn’t move up or down, left or right. They dissolved. The entire of his eyes became white. I knew very well what it was. The man is dealing with some seriously evil s***.”