Radiohead Explain Their Departure From EMI
Published Dec 03, 2007Radiohead have revealed why they chose to leave EMI after the fulfillment of their contract with 2003's Hail to the Chief. Speaking to Observer Monthly Magazine, guitarist Ed O'Brien admitted it was more a matter of shifting personnel in the company than any sort of statement on the band's behalf.
In an interview to be published next week, O'Brien said: "EMI is in a state of flux. It's been taken over by somebody who's never owned a record company before, Guy Hands and Terra Firma, and they don't realise what they're dealing with. It was really sad to leave all the people. But he wouldn't give us what we wanted. He didn't know what to offer us. Terra Firma doesn't understand the music industry."
As previously reported, Radiohead will release their latest album, In Rainbows, on CD and LP on January 1 through ATO/MapleMusic.
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