Originally Posted by Virgil-TB2
yeah they do. "product [red]" might have originally been a U2 initiative but it's far bigger then them now.
All U2 has done for Apple is make them produce the ugliest iPod colour scheme ever (the U2 iPod). It will be very interesting to see what they end up doing with Riim that is so cool that Apple refused to help them out with.
I predict that it will be nothing much at all.
Maybe lack of sales of the U2 iPod, was what made Apple say "Bye-Bye"?
Apple may be hard to work with, but we don't even know what it is or was that U2 was asking for - REALLY asking for. If I was to guess, it was a piece of the sales of iPods, or a BIGGER piece. Heck he might have asked Steve and company to pay any back taxes owed, or any he would be owing in the future.
I don't see it as a bad thing at all, that being, Apple not becoming a "Concert Sponsor" although it does make sense, but Apple would then be put in a bad place - who do they sponsors, who do they say "Sorry" to. With ALL of the musical acts that they sell records for this could have put them in a tough spot.
And at the FU%^$KING prices these ego maniac's are asking for ticket pricing - I say so long. It is only music after all, and NO ONE is worth the ticket money they are asking.
Hey live is fun, but in my opinion, some live acts SUCK unless your stoned out of your mind, and then, hell you aren't listening to the music that's playing live, your listening to the music in your head
PS Bye-=Bye Bono, no loss at all in my mind, but then again, I am NOT a Bono fan any ways.