Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Thom Yorke attacks Sun interview he'd 'approved'

I'm not infrequently hard on The Sun, so here's a story where the paper acted fairly yet still got a kicking.

In March it ran an interview with Radiohead's Thom Yorke who was quoted as saying the band wouldn't play Glastonbury this year because the venue's transport links are poor. Yorke subsequently denied these words on the Radiohead website claiming he had been quoted "out of context". But his comments were soon taken down.

Then Teletext's esteemed music writer John Earls learnt that Yorke had vetted the interview before publication (amazing that a big red top would give copy approval - Piers Morgan would be scandalised).

Although the Sun declined to comment officially, a source told Earls: "Thom read the interview before we printed it. It's down to him to explain why he chose to attack us two weeks later." Radiohead's PR told Earls: "We aren't commenting on this story."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't tell your Razorlight from your Radiohead?

Isn't he in Coldplay?

Madame Arcati said...

Thanks - slip of the digit.

Anonymous said...

All lies lies lies

Anonymous said...

Did you see the interview in yesterday's Telegraph? Seems to both contradict but also support the Sun's basic story:

"Radiohead's world tour proper kicks off in Florida early next month, returning to the UK at Victoria Park, London, at the beginning of June. But it won't be taking in this year's Glastonbury: Yorke is worried that Glasto audiences might be sick of the sight of them.

That said, Radiohead are touring differently. "We're trying to keep the gigs as much as we can, to [venues] where there are facilities for public transport," says Yorke."

Madame Arcati said...

I didn't see that, most interesting - confirms the Sun's story I'm inclined to think. Thanks.

Adrianos said...

Sorry to hijack this post with a totally unrelated matter, MA but I need you or your readers` assistance. Which is grammatically correct a) An holistic therapy or b) A holistic therapy ? Correct grammar is often discussed here so I know you don`t mind.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, such fun! And is it "a hotel" or "an hotel"? But whatever the decision, can we curse and condemn those idiots who insist on saying "haitch" instead of "aitch"? (To say nothing of "arks" instead of "ask".)

Adrianos said...

Yes, but what`s the definitive answer to `holistic` ?

drf said...

an historian
an hotel
an holistic

a holiday
a human being
a hellish

best, Duncan Fallowell

Adrianos said...

Yes drf, I know all those but WHAT ABOUT `holistic`? Come on Arcati, can you not contribute to this debate?

Madame Arcati said...

"An holistic" - it's on Duncan's list ...

Adrianos said...

Many Thanks , but that was hard work

Duralex said...

Isn't Adrianos supposed to be a clairvoyant too ? :-)))

Adrianos said...

Would La Durex please explain how a clairvoyant is supposed to know the ins `n` outs of Engish grammar? (in any case, I have never proclaimed to be `clairvoyant`- a spiritual healer/ clairscentient, yes.)

Arcati, we sent absent healing to `Mother` last night - hope she feels better today

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you Adrianos - 'Mother' is most grateful I'm sure.