The Black Keys, Patrick Carney, isn't shy to express negative opinions about his musical peers. Call it enlightenment or entitlement, the latter seems to be the better fit for his a-hole comments about music mega stars like Jack White, or taking shots at Spotify founder, Daniel Ek.
Now, Carney his throwing in a belated two-cents about U2's "gift" of sending every iTunes user a digital copy of their new album, Songs of Innocence
. Carney said in an interview with the Seattle Times
that the band, "devalued their music completely." and it, "sends a huge mixed message to bands that are just struggling to get by. I think that they were thinking its super generous of them to do something like that."
Well, if he read Bono's apology
, he'd see the band realizes their "generosity" came off as a megalomania and regret any negative feelings it caused. As far as devaluation of their music...ehhh...I think of it more as U2 playing the game of big time bands and losing this time around.