Thom Yorke is not going to attend this 12 months’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, he revealed in an interview with Chris Willman for Variety. Yorke defined his absence: “I can’t. I know I can’t, because of these piano pieces that I’ve written. There’s the Paris Philharmonic, so I have to be there for that.” Variety famous: “The piece he wrote for Katia and Marielle Labèque premieres at Philharmonie de Paris on April 7, 9 days after the Hall of Fame induction.” Pitchfork has contacted Radiohead representatives for extra info and additional remark.
Elsewhere in his Variety interview, Yorke stated:
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame… we’ve at all times been very blasé about that stuff. So we don’t need to offend anybody. We simply assume that we simply don’t fairly perceive it. We’ve had it defined to us, so it’s cool. But we don’t actually perceive it as English folks. I believe our drawback is basically that each awards ceremony within the UK stinks. We grew up with the BRITs, which is like this kind of drunken automotive crash that you just don’t need to become involved with. [Chuckles.] So, yeah, we don’t actually know what to make of it.
Yorke did, nevertheless, categorical a need to get nominated for Best Original Song on the 2019 Oscars. (His monitor “Suspirium” has already made the shortlist.) Yorke acknowledged, “I mean, I hope it gets nominated. That would be great, because it was a year and a half in my life, and I worked bloody hard on it. So, you know, sometimes it’s nice to be recognized. Sometimes, if you understand what it means.” Find the total interview at Variety.
Radiohead made the Rock Hall’s class of 2019 alongside the Cure, Janet Jackson, and extra. In a press release following their “surprise” induction, a Radiohead rep stated, “The band thanks the Hall of Fame voting body and extends congratulations to this year’s fellow inductees.” The ceremony takes place Friday, March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Prior to being nominated for Rock Hall consideration in 2018, the band had been requested how they felt a couple of potential induction. “I don’t care,” said Jonny Greenwood. Thom Yorke stated, “It wouldn’t be the first place… don’t ask me things like that. I always put my foot in my mouth.” Ed O’Brien added, “I don’t want to be rude about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because for a lot of people it means something, but culturally I don’t understand it.” Colin Greenwood was the only member to precise enthusiasm in regards to the prospect. “I don’t know if everyone else will go, though,” he admitted. “It might be me just doing bass versions of everything like, ‘Come on, you know this one!’ I’d have to play the bass part to ‘Creep’ five times.”
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