Musicians Praising Radiohead
David Bowie: This year, I saw Radiohead at the Beacon Theater. I had a shrewd suspicion that they were the best band around, and that convinced me.
Paul Mccartney: Paul's a big fan of the critically acclaimed band and they were the only group he mentioned off the top of his head when asked who his favorite musical acts were these days.
Ringo Starr: The record industry has fallen apart. But we are on to the new age, a digital one, where anyone can download. Radiohead—how great! How much do you want to pay? That’s a huge change. God bless them.
Bono: Such imagination and courage are in short supply right now.They're a sacred talent, and we feel blessed to be around at the same time...They can do whatever they want in my book and it’s alright with me. They’re that good.
Chris Martin: It would be interesting to see how the world would be different if Dick Cheney really listened to Radiohead's OK Computer. I think the world would probably improve. That album is fucking brilliant. It changed my life, so why wouldn't it change his?
Kanye West: I don't listen to rap in my apartment, I listen to Thom Yorke.
Flea (on Thom Yorke): He's an unbelievably great musician and a beautiful man. He's so pure as an artist. It's less that I would try to copy him and more that just being around someone who channels really powerful energy is beneficial.
Damon Albarn: I’m glad that Radiohead exists...they’re interesting and they’re independent in the true sense of the word.
Justin Timberlake: Radiohead has the ability to make you feel you’re cramped up in a closet and then, all of a sudden, you burst out into an open wheat field and everything turns sepia or something.
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Blur in Hong Kong by Ko Wei Lin
Blur Live in Hong Kong 2013
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