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Academy Award nominated actor Haley Joel Osment was asked what kind of music he listens to in the Grand Rapids Press: “I’m big into guitar music. I guess I’m biased on it since I play it. I’m into R.E.M., Radiohead and Coldplay.”

Then there’s the Ainsly family from Sheffield (they have something to do with Puccini’s Tosca at the English National Opera House – yeah, there goes research). The Observer asked them about their favourite music. Father David: “I like to listen mainly to current bands – Underworld, Radiohead, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand and the Raveonettes – although Radiohead are such posers, I sometimes just shout at them and switch them off!” His son Tim (14) says: “I quite like Busted. In contrast, however, Radiohead make me want to vomit. I have a lot of these odd contrasts. . . ”

Now, Nelly Furtado, interviewed in The Independent, was asked about her ‘Life in Travel’: “I do like the more relaxed approach to travelling though – I always think of that Radiohead song “The Tourist” and the lyric, “Hey man, slow down”.”

More trivia? The Times: Last record you bought? R.E.M’s Michael Stipe: “The Radiohead album, Hail to the Thief. I think it’s tremendous. ”

DJ Tiësto has been ranked the No. 1 DJ in DJ magazine’s Top 100 DJs poll for the past two years running. In Remix magazine he said: “I can be very dramatic and melancholic. That’s why I like bands like Radiohead and Sigur Ros. That’s quite dark. But that kind of vibe I really like to present in my music, as well.” Remember that stolen Street Spirit remix?

Chuck Palahniuk mentioned Radiohead on BBC 6 music’s show “life in CD” when asked if he listens to music when he’s writing: “A. Yes, typically to have a continuity of mood through the book I will listen to one cut from one album on repeat for days and weeks until everyone in my household is disgusted with me. When I was writing my second book ‘Survivor’ I listened to Creep by Radiohead endlessly. I listened to both the beginning cut of creep and the ending cut of creep from the album until no one in the household ever wanted to hear Radiohead ever again.”

One more bit from the Chicago Sun Times’ review of a Kid Rock show: “Kid Rock’s Friday night big top included the following: an enormous American flag, pole dancers, the theme from “Dukes of Hazzard,” a vocoder, an enormous Confederate flag, tongues of fire, a declaration to “F*** Clay Aiken and Radiohead!”"

[thanks Alex & Ricci]

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