As one of the most critically acclaimed bands in rock history, the members of Radiohead have managed to remain fairly down to earth despite their constant praise. Back in October, it was announced that Radiohead were on the list for potential Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction – it seems like Ed O’Brien may think this is one accolade the band maybe don’t quite need yet.
In a recent chat with Esquire, Radiohead’s six-string king said that Dr Dre “should be first on the list way ahead of Radiohead” up for inductions next year.
“As a British band, it’s one of those things that it’s very lovely to be nominated, but we don’t quite culturally understand it. It’s a very American thing. Us Brits are very bad at celebrating ourselves.” O’Brien went on to say that as Brits, “It’s in our DNA to be a little ambivalent with award ceremonies.” He also added that the Hall of Fame is “It’s a little bit thin on black artists and hip-hop artists.” and that he “would have thought that Dr Dre should have been in there two years ago”
Nominations for next years inductions include Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, and Depeche Mode. You can have your say in who gets shortlisted for the greatest honour in music history by voting here. Last year saw the likes of Pearl Jam, Yes and Tupac Shakur make their way into the coveted walls of the hall of fame.