In the face of widespread anger, Apple has provided a way to remove the “Songs of Innocence” spam from your iOS device. Previously, the best you could do was hide it. However, its description of the procedure is incomplete.
The removal procedure is given on Apple’s support site. When I first tried it, the only response I got was “The item you are looking for cannot be found.” What Apple doesn’t mention is that you have to be signed in to the iTunes store before clicking the link given in step 1 on that page. You then have to give your Apple ID and password again after clicking the link.
This in fact worked for me, but I notice there still isn’t the slightest hint of an apology from Apple.