Ed O’Brien discussed Radiohead’s future plans in a recent interview.
talking to line-up podcast O’Brien answered whether or not the band would eventually get back together.
“It can happen, but the other thing is… it may not happen,” said the guitarist. “And does it matter?”
Elsewhere in the interview, he said, “There is no Radiohead at the moment.”
“There is a truth in what we do,” he said. “So we’re not going to be one of those bands that get together for the big payday.”
O’Brien continued: “With Radiohead, we might be doing something in a few years. We might not. But I think for what it should be, five people have to go, ‘I’m really going to do this with you. I want to do it again.’ And I think at this point, because we’ve done it for so long, we’re all reaching out and experiencing different. And that should be allowed, and it should be encouraged.”
Although they did not share a specific timeline, Ed also implied that the band could potentially play together again. “We love each other,” he said. “We’re brothers. We’ll probably play together.
“It might not happen. I’m sure it will. I’m almost certain it will. But you have to be able to recover even if it doesn’t happen again.”
“We’re an ongoing band and have online meetings – there was a Zoom call recently,” he said at the time. “We’re talking about stuff, but for the foreseeable future everyone is doing their bit. When it feels right to plug back in Radiohead, we will.”