Thom Yorke threatens to sue Cameron
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 January 2013
Thom Yorke insists he will "sue the living s**t" out of David Cameron if Radiohead's songs ever feature in one of the Prime Minister's campaigns, but isn't bothered if he's a fan
Radiohead's Thom Yorke has promised to "sue the living s**t" out of David Cameron if he ever uses one of the band's songs during an election campaign.
The outspoken musician has warned the British Prime Minister not to use any of his tracks to promote himself or the Conservative party, but doesn't care if the politician is a fan.
He told Dazed & Confused magazine: "I can't say I love the idea of a banker liking our music, or David Cameron.
"I can't believe he'd like [Radiohead's last album] 'King of Limbs' much. 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 s**t out of him if he did."
The 'Creep' rocker may have made his feelings clear, but he insists he hates writing about politics in his music.
Thom said: "The 'David Kelly' thing [a 2006 song about the death of the titular weapons expert] was very much an exception.
"I thought it was just so horribly English, so f***ed up. [But] politics is not a fun thing to write about."
Thom, 44, is currently working on Atoms For Peace, his new band alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.
The quartet - completed by producer Nigel Godrich and percussionist Mauro Refosco - will release debut album 'Amok' next month, but Thom has ruled out a Glastonbury appearance in the summer.
He explained: "We won't have got our s**t together by then."