Radiohead is the latest band to have emerged in the ‘90s to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Achieving both critical and commercial success, they continue to be one of the most influential bands of their or any generation.
In honor of their induction into the Rock Hall, here are five things everyone should know about Radiohead.
They have had the same lineup since their formation
Few bands ever, let alone to be inducted into the Rock Hall, have been made up of the same members for their entire existence. Radiohead, however, is a notable exception.
Their name origin and Rock Hall presenter are connected
Radiohead got its name from the Talking Heads song “Radio Head” from their 1986 studio album True Stories. The person presenting Radiohead at the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? David Byrne
The band has worked with the same producer since their third studio album, 1997’s OK Computer
Radiohead has released nine studio albums, and seven of them were produced by Nigel Godrich. Godrich first worked with the band as an audio engineer on their second studio album, 1995’s The Bends.
Of the 2019 Rock Hall class, Radiohead have the fewest years of eligibility
Radiohead has been eligible for induction since 2017 making them the “newest” of this year’s Rock Hall induction class. Twenty-eight years separates Radiohead and The Zombies in years eligible for induction. (The Zombies were eligible for the Rock Hall in 1989.)
They are one of two members of the 2019 Rock Hall class that have played themselves on South Park
Radiohead appeared as themselves on the infamous season five episode of South Park titled “Scott Tenorman Must Die.” The other member of the 2019 Rock Hall class to play themselves on South Park was The Cure’s Robert Smith is the season one episode “Mecha-Streisand.”
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.