The details are still very fresh but it appears that U2 have out-Beyonced Beyonce, surprising the music world by releasing a new full-length studio album on iTunes this afternoon entitled "Songs Of Innocence" -- and giving it away for free.
U2 performed at the special Apple event before revealing the news that the album would be available at no cost on iTunes starting this afternoon and running through until Oct. 13.
"The wait is over," a statement on the band's site read this afternoon minutes after th
e band revealed the news. "Songs of Innocence, the new album, is here. Got iTunes? Take a listen."