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Canadian Interview with Band about Scott Johnson

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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/article-radioheads-return-to-toronto-why-theyre-still-angry-about-the-fatal/

Very interesting looking article/interview but it's behind a crazy paywall that I can't get past. Any Canadians here have a subscription to this thing?

EDIT: Can be read here - https://outline.com/TqUDGp

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31 minutes ago, PackofSandwiches said:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/article-radioheads-return-to-toronto-why-theyre-still-angry-about-the-fatal/

Very interesting looking article/interview but it's behind a crazy paywall that I can't get past. Any Canadians here have a subscription to this thing?

EDIT: Can be read here - https://outline.com/TqUDGp

Ugh the pepperoni pizza and Peroni part got to me ?

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Thanks for sharing. I've never fully understood the issues surrounding the incident. Obviously they are upset by the loss of a close member of their crew and the failure for anyone to take responsibility for the stage collapse, but do I understand correctly that they also feel survivor's guilt for not being on that stage instead of Scott when the incident happened?

Scott sounded like a very good guy. I almost got a little emotional myself thinking of how they played "Reckoner" in tribute to him.

Will be interesting to see how the band approaches these Toronto shows, six years on.

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I read the one interview and it brought me to tears. Can’t imagine seeing one of them talk about it and tearing up. 

 

Ive said it many times, we are very lucky to still have Radiohead. I believe if one leaves the name Radiohead goes away. Thom would still do Radiohead covers at live performances, but they would never replace any of the 5 and keep going on.

 

Knowing what it’s like to have co workers die on the job, employees hurt while working for your business, the pain they went through, the bullshit they went through, the heartache of the crew, the pain of the family and the situation in the legal system is just something that is so over the top that I have seen many business owners sell and move on from similar issues. Let’s me honest, if Radiohead stopped in 2012 none of them would have to worry about money for the rest of their lives. For them to just say it’s not worth it, after something like that is just so realistic.

 

Almost wonder if this touring rig is for the rig being too heavy for the stage and falling apart?  While the light show is amazing, it’s not like the IR or TKOL, very scaled back from those rigs.

 

 

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Wow, both the article and the video were quite an emotional load to absorb. Reading that they nearly quit after Downsview makes me wonder if that played into why there was such a long time between albums. They may have needed a longer break after that.

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Phil so beautifully encapsulates what it is to move forward from a tragedy.

It’s amazing we still have this group still together, still at the top of the game, performing our favorite stuff year after year.

It had to be Reckoner 

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