Thom Yorke: ‘I paid nothing for Radiohead album’

Band reveal how they kept 'In Rainbows' secret

Radiohead have revealed how they kept the release of ’In Rainbows’ secret.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, Thom Yorke admitted he paid nothing for the band’s album, adding that the idea to release the album as a download came from the band’s management who didn’t want to release an album while out of contract, and that they were not trying to make a point by allowing fans to name their own price.

“There wasn’t any point,” he said. “I just move some money from one pocket to the other.”

The band then explained the measures they went to to stop the album leaking.

Ed O’Brien explained: “We had to literally tell no one. I didn’t tell my wife we were going to release it like this.”

Yorke added: “Every record that we’ve done for ages has been leaked. Why not leak the bloody thing yourself?”

Meanwhile O’Brien hinted that the band may tour next summer.

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