Radiohead

  • Aired:  09/26/11
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Radiohead discuss their British invasion, their anti-corporate beliefs and the benefits of their self-distribution model. (5:00)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS GOING THE

PLAY SONGS FROM THEIR LATEST

ALBUM.

I HAVE BYPASSED THE MAJOR LABEL

SYSTEM AND DOWNLOADED THEM

DIRECTLY TO MY STUDIO.

PLEASE WELCOME RADIOHEAD!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING ME IN THE DR. PEPPER

FLAVOR ZONE.

[LAUGHTER]

WE ARE JUST SO INCREDIBLY

EXCITED TO HAVE YOU GUYS HERE.

NOW, YOU GUYS ARE THE BIGGEST

THING EVER.

HOW DID YOU... HOW DID YOU GUYS

GET STARTED?

DID YOU WIN "IDOL" OR "THE "X"

FACTOR" OR "BRITAIN'S GOT

TALENT."

>> NO, WE'RE NOT ONE OF THOSE

BANDS.

>> Stephen: THAT'S HOW WE PICK

OUR BANDS IN THE UNITED STATES.

THAT'S HOW SOMEONE GETS BIG

HERE.

>> WE WERE IN SCHOOL TOGETHER 20

ODD YEARS AGO OR SO.

>> Stephen: YOU GUYS WELL

PRESERVED.

CONGRATULATIONS.

SO THE NEW ALBUM IS CALLED "THE

KING OF LIMB."

IT IS AWESOME.

ARE YOU GUYS DOING A CHRISTMAS

ALBUM THIS YEAR?

>> WE'VE NEVER DONE A CHRISTMAS

ALBUM.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU HAUTE --

THOUGHT ABOUT IT?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: I DID A CHRISTMAS

ALBUM A COUPLE YEARS BACK.

IT WON A GRAMMY.

>> DID IT?

>> Stephen: YOU GUYS GOT ANY

GRAMMYS?

>> I THINK WE HAVE, HAVEN'T WE?

>> Stephen: HOW MANY YOU GOT?

>> BEST PACKAGING.

WE WON BEST PACKAGING.

>> Stephen: THAT'S ONE OF THE

TOP ONES RIGHT THERE.

[APPLAUSE]

CAN I... CAN I... CAN I PICK A

BONE WITH YOU GUYS FOR A SECOND?

WOULD YOU MIND THAT?

PHIL?

WHY BRITISH?

[LAUGHTER]

I ASK BECAUSE, DON'T GET ME

WRONG, I THINK, LISTEN, THERE

ARE SOME GREAT BANDS FROM ACROSS

THE POND.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: BUT AMERICANS

COULD BE ROCKING, AND YOU'RE

TAKING AMERICAN ROCK JOBS.

[LAUGHTER]

I MEAN, IS THE BRITISH INVASION

A GOOD THING FOR AMERICA?

WHY DO WE LIKE YOU?

>> WE DON'T KNOW.

[LAUGHTER]

>> NO CLUE.

>> Stephen: NO CLUE.

DO YOU LOOK TO ANY OF THE

EARLIER INVADERS FOR LEADERSHIP,

LIKE THE STONES OR THE BEATLES

OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

>> OH, YEAH.

WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR THE

GREETING WHEN WE GET OFF THE

AIRPLANE WITH THE CROWDS AND

[BLEEPED].

>> Stephen: YES, WELL, PERHAPS

IF YOU WERE LOVABLE MOP TOPS IN,

YOU KNOW, WITH COLLARS, BUT YOU

GUYS HAVE THIS TOTALLY INDIE

KIND OF RAGGED QUALITY TO YOU.

TOM, HOW OLD ARE YOU?

>> I'M 42.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE 42.

GROW UP, GUYS.

OKAY.

AND I MEAN THAT LOVINGLY.

I MEAN THAT LOVINGLY.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CORPORATE

THING.

WHY NOT... WHY ARE YOU SO

AGAINST CORPORATIONS, MAN?

THEY'RE JOB CREATORS.

>> WHY ARE WE AGAINST

CORPORATIONS?

I DON'T THINK THEY SPREAD THE

WEALTH PARTICULARLY.

I THINK IT TENDS TO GO UP.

>> Stephen: IT TRICKLES DOWN.

>> NO, NO, NO.

>> Stephen: IT DOES.

WE JUST HAVEN'T GIVEN THEM

ENOUGH.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT CORPORATIONS, LIKE TONIGHT,

WE'RE SPONSORED BY DR. PEPPER,

WHICH I READILY ADMIT...

>> WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT THAT.

>> Stephen: NEW YORK WE DIDN'T

TALK ABOUT THAT.

I APOLOGIZE BECAUSE...

[LAUGHTER]

I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED.

I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED TO SEE IF

THAT WAS THE OFFICIAL SOFT DRINK

OF RADIOHEAD, AND IT IS NOT.

AND THAT IS ON ME, AND I

APOLOGIZE.

WOULD YOU SAY IT'S OUT OF THE

QUESTION?

>> I THINK SO.

IT TASTES LIKE THAT STUFF YOU

GET IN THE DENTIST WHEN YOU WANT

TO SWING AND A SWIZZLE DOWN.

>> Stephen: WELL, HE IS A

DOCTOR.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

YOU'RE NOT CORPORATE ANYMORE.

DID YOU MAKE MORE MONEY DOING IT

BY YOURSELF OR WITH

CORPORATIONS?

>> WHAT'S THE OFFICIAL ANSWER TO

THE QUESTION?

>> Stephen: COME ON, COME ON,

YOU MAID MORE MUST BE BY

YOURSELF.

>> WE SELL LESS RECORDS BUT WE

MAKE MORE MONEY.

>> Stephen: SO FEWER PEOPLE

ARE HEARING IT, BUT YOU'RE

MAKING MORE MONEY.

[APPLAUSE]

NO, LISTEN, NO, LISTEN, THAT

MEANS THAT... SO YOU'RE

MOTIVATED BY GREED, AND THAT I

CAN RESPECTS.

[LAUGHTER]

WOULD YOU PLEASE STICK AROUND

AND DO A SONG FOR US?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A

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