Radiohead Takes a Jab at EMI for Deal 'Lie'

January 02, 2008 02:30:33 GMT

Radiohead's frontman has made it very clear and loud that the band did not ask 10 million pounds from EMI to re-sign with the label.


Radiohead Takes a Jab at EMI for Deal 'Lie'
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Radiohead frontman is not pleased with the claim that the band left EMI because the label refused to pay them 10 million pounds to re-sign. Beside denying it, Thom Yorke said that it was simply a "bullsh*t".

The rock band that left EMI to independently release their latest album, 'In Rainbows', was offered a 3 million pounds advance deal to re-sign but they rejected it, which according to a rep from EMI, was due to the amount.

The rep told The Times of London, "Radiohead were demanding an extraordinary amount of money and we did not believe that our other artists should have to subsidize their gains." EMI is now part of Terra Firma, a company owned by Guy Hands.

Responding to this, Yorke wrote on the band's official site: "We did not ask for a load of cash from ... EMI to re-sign. That is a lie. What we wanted was some control over our work and how it was used in the future by them. That seemed reasonable to us, and we cared about it a great deal. Mr. Hands was not interested. So, neither were we."

To make it clear how he feels about the allegations, York added: "To be digging up such bullsh*t, or more politely airing (your) dirty laundry in public, seems a very strange way for the head of an international record label to be proceeding.

© AceShowbiz.com




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