What Does Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Think About Bono?
Radiohead is one of the bands that provides their audience the feeling of connection between them and their music. The band’s lead singer Thom Yorke is the main reason that the fans could create this unique bond. Thom Yorke’s deeply touching voice and his impressive songwriting skills created a community that feels like a family for them. Since its foundation in 1985, Thom has been touching people’s hearts with a total of nine records and influencing lots of musicians at the same time.
Similar to Radiohead, U2 has provided their fans unmatched songs and lyrics since the beginning of their career, which is mostly composed by their singer, Bono, who has been playing with the band since 1976. During his career, Bono published over ten studio albums with U2, making them one of the legendary bands in the rock scene.
While both of these bands are considered as the pioneers of their genres, their lead singers seem to have quite different personalities than each other. Thom Yorke once pointed out that difference by implying that he might be more like Bono especially for a certain situation.
Thom Yorke Wishes To Be More Like Bono Referring How He Treats Other People
Yorke shared his admiration for Bono and revealed the biggest difference between their personalities by mentioning his public relations, which apparently Thom lacks a lot. While Bono is a musician who can get along with many people due to his mentality, Thom is the opposite side of the coin. According to Thom, this is a quite big difference among these musicians.
Yorke suggested that Bono could easily praise and flatter people to get where he wants to be, and he is pretty good at it. However, Thom miss that qualification to be on the same page with people that he doesn’t like. Even though he would like to do as Bono does, he prefers to punch them in the face rather than shaking their hands. As Radiohead frontman said, he can not stand with that level of nonsense, and he admires how Bono could pull that off easily.
Thom Yorke on Bono:
“The difference between me and Bono is that he’s quite happy to go and flatter people to get what he wants and he’s very good at it, but I just can’t do it.
I’d probably end up punching them in the face rather than shaking their hand, so it’s best that I stay out of their way. I can’t engage with that level of bullshit.
Which is a shame, really, and in a way it would help if I could, but I just can’t. I admire the fact that Bono can, and can walk away from it smelling of roses.”
Despite the fact that both of these musicians have been in the rock music industry for over 30 years, they didn’t collaborate for a single song yet. However, the community eagers to listen to a new song from these musicians.