U2: Sharon Osbourne Sorry for Ripping Into Them.
Ozzy‘s wife feels bad for her comments about their free album.
Last September, Sharon Osbourne ripped into U2 for releasing their latest album, Songs of Innocence, for free on iTunes. She’s now done an about face.
At the time she said, “This is an invasion of my private space. My entertainment space. U2, you are business moguls, not musicians anymore. No wonder you have to give your mediocre music away for free, ’cause no one wants to buy it.”
A few weeks later, Sharon and Ozzy crossed paths with U2 at the MTV Europe Music Awards in England, and she says she felt “terrible,” but she adds that her remarks were not “personal; it was business, and it was how I felt about it business-wise, but I was very scathing with my remarks.” Instead laying into her, she says, Bono and company “were so lovely. They hugged and kissed me. They hugged Ozzy. And then when Ozzy finished doing his part of the show, he went back to the dressing room, and they’d written him a letter and they’d all signed it.”
At the time of her initial remarks, Bono joked, “I can’t believe she didn’t take the high road. What a shocker.”