In particular, it appears that in the days of The Wall, Pink Floyd album released in 1979, Bono had much to say about the style of Roger Waters’ band. And it was the latter, in the course of an interview with Rolling Stone America, who reported the details of this dispute. “I remember how much Pink Floyd did The Wall and was criticized by Bono – he told Waters – U2 was a very young band and they were like ‘Oh, we can’t stand all the theatrical nonsense that Pink Floyd does. We play our music and our songs as they are and bla bla bla ‘. Oh yes? And all they have done for their whole fucking career has been copying what I did and they still do. So good luck to them, but how much bullshit! If you urge people on, then they will follow you”.
The outburst of Roger Waters it was not the only utterance by a member of The Dark Side of the Moon band regarding the U2. The drummer Nick Mason, in fact, in 2016 he had to object to the operation linked to the exit of Songs of Innocence, the album by Bono and associates who came automatically released to all iTunes users. Mason says to GQ: “U2 is a great band and Bono is an amazing person, so what I’m about to say is not an anti-U2 tirade. But this thing (the operation of Songs of Innocence ed) highlights a vital aspect of the idea of music in the 21st century. And what’s even more interesting is that Apple came out of it without consequences. Nobody is judging them. Apple has done great things, but it also contributed to the devaluation process”.
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