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Radiohead

RADIOHEAD

YEAR

2019

INDUCTED BY

David Byrne (Talking Heads)

CATEGORY

Performers

Radiohead¬†pushed the boundaries of rock and roll. Never settling for genre archetypes, they incorporated a wide variety of musical influences – from Pink Floyd to R.E.M. –¬† that challenge even the most dedicated fan. They flipped the music industry on its head and were pioneers of the digital revolution.

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

Jonny Greenwood

Jonny Greenwood

Colin Greenwood

Colin Greenwood

Ed O'Brien

Ed O'Brien

Philip Selway

Philip Selway

HALL OF FAME
ESSAY

By David Fricke

In October 2000, a week after Radiohead’s fourth album – the cryptic, electronica-soaked Kid A – shot to Number One in America upon release, singer Thom Yorke politely dodged a question about the record’s improbable success, especially given the English modern-rock band’s perversely low-key promotion.

They had done no videos and released no singles; they did three tour dates in North America plus a TV appearance on Saturday Night Live; and they had just one U.S. interview, on a bench in New York’s Central Park in the crisp autumn dusk.

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Class of 2019
their music, the quality and constant innovation ... completely changed the music business
David Byrne
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