Fox News host Greg Gutfeld recently said during an episode of his Greg Gutfeld Show that “Radiohead is a fine band but they stole everything from Coldplay,” adding: “Like Radiohead is the poor man’s Coldplay.”
Coldplay have since responded via Twitter, joking: “Finally somebody had the balls to say it!”. See their tweet below.
— Coldplay🌙☀️ (@coldplay) October 24, 2017
Gutfeld’s comments came after comedian Kat Timpf appeared on the show and labelled Radiohead’s music as “just elaborate moaning and whining over ringtone sounds” and described the band’s fanbase as “strange, malnourished and sad”.
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood later responded to Timpf’s criticism, changing his Twitter bio to read: “my life in the gush of boasts……….’strange, malnourished and sad’ (fox news – *spits three times*)”.
“I have been in the industry long enough to know when I’m in the presence of a genius and Chris Martin is just that,” the rapper said. “In years to come, Britain will look back at him as a modern day Shakespeare. He is an incredible recording artist, an incredible songwriter, but where he really comes alive is performing live. If you get the chance to see Coldplay live, do it – you ain’t gonna regret it.”