Radiohead Deny Cameron Request
Statement follows claim by Tory leader that the band played a song for him
Radiohead have hit back at Tory leader David Cameron after he claimed the band played a request for him at a gig earlier this month.
The politician, who names Radiohead as one of his favourite bands, made the claim when he appeared on Radio 4s Desert Island Discs. He picked Fake Plastic Trees as one of the songs he would like to have with him if he were ever marooned on a desert island, and told host Sue Lawley that Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood had played the track for him at a Friends Of The Earth benefit gig in Camden.
When asked if theyd played the song especially for him, he replied: Yes he (Thom) did. I sent this rather sad letter saying Id love to come to the concert, thank you for asking. PS please play this, my favourite song, and he did.
But a spokesman for the band quickly responded, saying: The set list was chosen to reflect the fact that it was just Thom and Jonny playing and the choice of songs was what they wanted to play " nothing to do with any special requests.