Ed O’Brien: ‘I had to let go of what others would think’

The Radiohead guitarist could be forgiven for being upset that Covid-19 has scuppered his plans for touring his first solo album, but as he recovers from the virus himself, he is happy just to have the record out in the world

19th April, 2020
Ed O’Brien: ‘I had to let go of what others would think’
Ed O’Brien of Radiohead is launching his solo album, Earth, under the name EOB

“You’re all in darkness. Have you got your camera on? You’re trying to unnerve me!"

Now here's a situation your correspondent never imagined finding herself in – being strong-armed into turning her camera on, to complement the existing audio, for a Zoom interview with Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien. Yes, that Radiohead and that Ed O'Brien, named as one of the best guitarists in the world by Rolling Stone magazine, and...

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