While it's well established that Radiohead aren't exactly over the moon with EMI's recently released best-of package, collecting their Greatest Hits for the label, still they're chattering about the album.
Ed O'Brien, guitarist with the five-piece (now signed to XL), commented on the compilation to Metro in Glasgow:
"EMI have made more than £40million from us and we still don't own that material. We weren't asking for money. Universal would have given us five times the amount. We knew that. But we weren't after the money. The thing we wanted from EMI was to retain some kind of control over our copyright and back catalogue, but EMI's chairman Guy Hands wasn't interested. Because that's what he's after - he knows that's the golden goose. If he wants to talk about any of that stuff he should talk to us face-to-face".
Continues: "The packaging is awful. There are three really bad photos. They're not going to make any money from it because they'll spend so much on TV advertising. Another thing is that greatest hits don't sell in America. I don't understand why they're doing it. And you know what it's done? It's ensured that we never, ever, ever re-sign to EMI while there's a Guy Hands involvement. Who knows what could happen in the future. We could say, 'EMI is great, we miss it and we could go back there'. But this has ensured we'll never re-sign while he's involved."
Radiohead were recently witnessed by DiS in London's Victoria Park - read the review here.