U2 and Apple Computer are expected to announce next week that they have inked a deal to sell custom iPods.

U2 and Apple Computer are expected to announce next week that they have inked a deal to sell custom iPods.

According to a source, the band's Interscope album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," due Nov. 23, will come preloaded on iPods that will be available the week of street date.

Interscope and Apple both declined to comment.

E-mails from Apple's Steve Jobs and U2's Bono and the Edge have invited members of the press to a "special event" scheduled for Oct. 26 in San Jose, Calif.

U2's new single "Vertigo" is featured in current television ads for the iPod.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboardbiz

Print