Bono, Chris Martin on Radiohead

by Jonathan on May 23, 2005

The Chicago Tribune recently interview U2’s Bono and the subject of Radiohead was brought up:

Kot: You said the other day, “We’ve ‘Kid A’d’ ourselves to death.” It was a funny line, but I’m disappointed to hear that. [A reference to Radiohead’s 2001 progressive-rock album ‘Kid A’].
Bono: Radiohead just looked at the pop machine and the machinations of pop and just said, we don’t have it in us, we don’t have the energy, to have our way with that. I don’t hear [Radiohead’s] Thom Yorke singing on the radio. I want to hear Radiohead, extraordinary band that they are, on MTV. I want them setting fire to the imaginations of 16, 15, 14 year old kids. I was 14 when John Lennon set fire to my imagination. At that age, you’re just [angry], and your moods swing, and it’s an incredible time to be hit with something like that. I don’t blame them [for not wanting to be on MTV]. But I think, what would my life be like without the Beatles? If the Beatles had just kept going on experimenting after “Sgt. Pepper,” I’d be interested to hear it, of course.

You can read the full interview here.
Meanwhile, Coldplay’s Chris Martin has been doing quite a bit of press himself with Coldplay’s new album X&Y being released on June 7. He talked with Sound Generator and of course, Radiohead came up:

One of Martin’s favourite ever groups, labelmates Radiohead, described Coldplay as ‘lifestyle music’. “We’re like an eager dog just yapping around their heels,’ he adds ‘and they’re trying to kick us away,” he jokes. “It’s like unrequited love. I’m in love with a lot of things. Some of those things love me back. And some of them don’t — and one of them is Radiohead.”

The full article is here.
(thanks to Justin & 777att)



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