post lead radiohead The Earth Day Green Artist Countdown: #9   Radiohead

Coming in at number nine on’s Green Artist countdown are indie gods, [lastfm]Radiohead[/lastfm]. While fans may and followers may know them for their music and free distribution thereof, Thom Yorke and crew have established a fairly high profile as environmental activists. Some may recall their shunning of the Glastonbury Festival in 2008 due to its lack of environmentally friendly public transport. Most recently, Thom’s been sounding off on the BP and Shell Tar Sands project in Canada. [pullquote quote=”It shouldn’t be a spark. It should be a fire already, but it’s not.” credit=”Thom Yorke, on COP15″]

Read on to catch a somewhat “fired-up” Thom Yorke at the UN’s climate conference COP15 back in December and listen to [lastfm]Radiohead[/lastfm] Radio on

Back in December, Thom Yorke gained access to the UN’s climate summit COP15 in Copenhagen by posing as member of the media. You can check out the BBC interviewing him about it here. Musicians and celebrities in general are often taken to task or accused of faux-activism, but it’s clear that Thom means business.


His time at the summit clearly left the [lastfm]Radiohead[/lastfm] front man a bit disillusioned. It definitely comes across that way in the interview with below. Referencing the movement for meaningful climate policy reform, Thom said, “It shouldn’t be a spark. It should be a fire already, but it’s not.”’s Stuart Schulzke interviews Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke at the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen.

The Earth Day Green Artist countdown continues tomorrow. We’re counting down the 10 greenest artists of the year, and capping it off with a free trip for one lucky winner and guest to the Earthday Birthday concert in Atlanta on Sunday, April 25th; featuring [lastfm]Ben Harper and Relentless 7[/lastfm].

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