By Philip Cosores

Throughout the release of U2‘s new album, Songs of Innocence, non-fans have been as vocal (or more vocal) about the record being forced on them as the U2 faithful have been thankful for the free LP delivered straight to their Apple mobile device.

Now, The Black Keys‘ drummer Patrick Carney is joining the former camp, living up to his reputation as being a musician not afraid of speaking his mind.

Related: Interview: Black Keys’ Patrick Carney on Reviews, Bieber & The Power of Jell-O Meat

“It devalued their music completely,” Carney says of the U2 release to The Seattle Times in promotion of their upcoming arena show there, adding that it “sends a huge mixed message to bands… that are just struggling to get by. I think that they were thinking it’s super generous of them to do something like that.”



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