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Radiohead’s music is “elaborate moaning and whining over ringtone sounds”, says Fox News

By | Published on Tuesday 17 October 2017


Radiohead will definitely get into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame next year, because the various criteria for entry are based on “fame, not talent”, says Fox News’s Kat Timpf.

The Fox News presenter was appearing on the channel’s late night chat show ‘The Greg Gutfeld Show’, on which the various nominees on the shortlist to be inducted into the American music industry’s Hall Of Fame were discussed.

“Seeing as it’s about fame and not talent, I think that Radiohead is definitely going to get in, and should get in”, said Timpf.

Elaborating on this, she added that the type of man she likes to date sits in the middle of a Venn diagram with Radiohead fans, so she’s had to listen to their music quite a lot.

“I don’t even like [Radiohead], but the kind of guys that I like have to be three things: strange, malnourished, and sad”, she said. “Those guys always like Radiohead, so I’ve been having to pretend to like Radiohead for years to get these men, even though the music is just elaborate moaning and whining over ringtone sounds. You know what, if that’s not fame and power that will get me to do that for someone else, then I don’t know what is”.

For Fox News, that’s an almost amusing anecdote. Even if dissing Radiohead and their fans in that way does feel a bit 1997. Other acts on the shortlist for the Hall Of Fame this year are Bon Jovi, Kate Bush, The Cars, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, The J Geils Band, Judas Priest, LL Cool J, MC5, The Meters, The Moody Blues, Rage Against The Machine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and The Zombies. Five will be inducted at a ceremony next year.