Thom Yorke Will Clear His Schedule for the Oscars But Not the Rock Hall of Fame

When you’re as booked and busy as Thom Yorke, sure engagements take precedence over others. That means somebody’s invitation to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is about to conveniently get misplaced within the mail. Radiohead has been picked for induction into the Rock Hall this 12 months in opposition to their will so, after all, Yorke already has a previous dedication that night time. Yorke tells Variety that he, no less than, gained’t be attending as a result of he’ll be on the Paris Philharmonic (for the premiere of a piano piece he wrote for Katia and Marielle Labèque), but additionally principally as a result of the Rock Hall is simply all so bloody American. “We’ve all the time been very blasé about that stuff. We simply assume that we simply don’t fairly perceive it. We’ve had it defined to us, so it’s cool,” he says. “But we don’t actually perceive it as English folks. I believe our downside is actually that each awards ceremony within the U.Okay. stinks. We grew up with the Brits, which is like this type of drunken automobile crash that you simply don’t need to get entangled with. So, yeah, we don’t actually know what to make of it.” (It’s unclear if the remainder of the band will attend.)

But what in regards to the Academy Award he is likely to be up for if his Suspiria music makes it previous the shortlist to a nom? Now you’re talking his language. He continues, “But the Oscar factor makes a bit extra sense, I assume, as a result of I’ve had it defined to me a bit extra. I imply, I hope it will get nominated. That could be nice, as a result of it was a 12 months and a half in my life, and I labored bloody laborious on it. So, you recognize, typically it’s good to be acknowledged. Sometimes, in case you perceive what it means.” So what’s Yorke doing the night time of February 24? A date with Oscar, duh: “Oh, sure, after all! … I’ll make a remark!” Trent Reznor could be so happy.