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Thom Yorke relaxed if PM likes Radiohead

Thom Yorke is pretty relaxed about whether or not Prime Minister David Cameron likes Radiohead. While fellow veteran rockers Paul Weller and Johnny Marr have expressed their dismay at featuring in the PM’s CD collection, Yorke isn’t that bothered, although it would be difficult to picture Cameron and Samantha tapping a toe to 'Electioneering' or 'Idioteque'.

"I can't say I love the idea of a banker liking our music, or David Cameron," Yorke told Dazed and Confused. "But I also equally think, who cares? As long as he doesn't use it for his election campaigns, I don't care. I'd sue the living **** out of him if he did. I can't believe he'd like King of Limbs much anyway."

Although several Radiohead songs have expressed a visceral disgust with British politics and politicians, it’s not a subject that Yorke wants to address constantly. "Politics is not a fun thing to write about," he said. He attended a climate change conference in Denmark, but the experience was chastening. Although he gives his support to several global causes, he is not about to become another Bono, hobnobbing with world leaders.

"I went to the Copenhagen summit, and that permanently flipped my lid, because the whole thing was so wrong.” He said. "Obama stormed straight past me after the meeting he had with China, and it was just horrible. It sort of spun me out permanently to be honest. When you're presented with that level of stupidity it king of blows your mind."

Radiohead’s shows in the autumn of 2012 were greeted with adoring reviews, demonstrating that, after more than 20 years, the band is still feeling a creative vigour and still exploring new musical territories.

In 2013 Yorke is taking a break from Radiohead to work on a side-project Atoms of Peace, releasing an album, Amok, in February.

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