Thom Yorke has responded to the earlier publication in The Times, where EMI’s owner Guy Hands claims Radiohead demanded 10 million pounds for resigning to the label.
As posted on Dead Air Space, Thom said:
F Y I_____ if you care
for your information>>>
we did not ask for a load of cash from our old record label EMI to re- sign.
that is a L I E.
The Times in the UK should check its facts before it prints such dirt.
whAT we WANTED WAS some control over OUR WOrK and how it was used in the future by them-
that seemed REASONAblE to us,
as we cared about it a great deal.
Mr Hands was not interested.
So neither were we.
We made the sign of the cross and walked away. Sadly.
We are extremely upset that this crap is being spread about.
To bedigging up such bullshit, or more politely airing yer dirty laundry in public,
seems a very strange way for the head of an international record label to be proceeding.
On a happier note we took no ‘BRead-HEAd’ advances at all from both independent labels XL and TBD for our new record.
So judge for yourself.
AND we are really excited to be working with them. SHock!
AT least they do not behave like confused bulls in a china shop.