Nothing Compares to O’Connors Dislike of U2

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Rolling Stone reported that Sinéad O’ Connor wished her countrymen in U2 had just put out their latest album, Songs of Innocence, “normally”, rather than pushing it onto people involuntarily. “What they did with iTunes was a badly judged move,” the singer recently told The Daily Mail. “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.”

O’Connor participated in the interview ostensibly to promote her involvement in Band Aid 30, an update of the charity recording project Band Aid, which recorded “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in 1984. Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof originally started Band Aid to raise money for people affected by famine; Band Aid 30 will raise money to fight Ebola in west Africa. (U2 frontman Bono is also one of the singers who participated in Band Aid 30.)

“I’m involved for one reason alone, and that’s because I love Bob,” O’Connor said in the interview. “If he ever asked me to mop his kitchen floor I would, willingly.”