Skip to main content

Even YouTube doesn't want to listen to U2 (update)

Even YouTube doesn't want to listen to U2 (update)

Share this story

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Presumably because even YouTube doesn't like U2 — except for maybe Achtung Baby, but everyone likes that album —the band's new Apple ad has been unceremoniously muted. The curious move follows Apple's decision to release a tool to uninstall U2's new album Songs of Innocence from their iTunes libraries. It's not clear how long the ban will last since it's hard to imagine U2 claiming Apple infringed their copyright, but still. Enjoy a few moments of silence with us.

Update 6:15pm ET: The audio is currently back up. Here's a screengrab from the original time of publish, preserved for posterity.

Muted U2 660