Radiohead Make Shocking Declaration About 2018 Rock Hall of Fame

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Radiohead announced a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina for April 14th earlier today, the same day the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony goes down in Cleveland. Reached for comment, a representative for the band confirmed to Consequence of Sound “they’re not attending” the ceremony if they are chosen to be inducted.

Radiohead were asked about the Hall of Fame in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I don’t care,” Jonny Greenwood said. Ed O’Brien added, “I don’t want to be rude about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because for a lot of people it means something, but culturally I don’t understand it. I think it might be a quintessential American thing.” Ed O’Brien also discussed the Hall of Fame in an interview with Esquire last month. “It’s in our DNA to be a little ambivalent with award ceremonies,” he explained. “We haven’t had great experiences. I would never want to disrespect anything because obviously some amazing artists have been nominated. But if I’m honest I don’t understand it. It’s just kind of a British person going, ‘Okay, thanks, what does this mean?’”

O’Brien also said he believes the Rock and Roll of Fame is “a little bit thin on black artists and hip-hop artists,” adding, “I’m just speaking as a fan of American music, I would have thought that Dr. Dre should have been in there two years ago. His name should be first on the list way ahead of Radiohead.”

Radiohead 2018 Tour Dates:
04/11 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional (SUE Festival)
04/14 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Tecnopolis (Soundhearts Festival)
04/17 – Lima, PR @ Estadio Nacional (Soundhearts Festival)
04/20 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Parque Olimpico (Soundhearts Festival)
04/22 – São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque (Soundhearts Festival)
04/25 – Bogota, CO @ Parque 222 (Soundhearts Festival)