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Published:March 14th, 2009 17:28 EST
Thom Yorke Puts Miley Cyrus and Kanye West in Their Rightful Place

Thom Yorke Puts Miley Cyrus and Kanye West in Their Rightful Place

By Christopher HIllenbrand

Ever since they discarded the Britpop aesthetics in their music (all for the better), Radiohead has remained a group that progressed and evolved by their own predilections.


 As such, they`ve been one of the few iconoclasts in the business that have maintained great pop success while at the same time not pandering to the music trends tearing down the fiber of popular music. Throughout their recording career dating back to 1993, the band never seemed comfortable being cast into the mold of superstars into which their first hit "Creep" pigeonholed them.


Radiohead has prided themselves on being one of the most aloof and secluded groups, well hidden from entertainment media and almost untouchable from the likes of other recording artists, let alone lesser recording artists (if the second usage of "artists" is even appropriate). It`s not that they`re arrogant per say, but extremely insightful to who does and who doesn`t make the cut.  


It seems Miley Cyrus and Kanye West think they were betrothed to be an audience to Radiohead and Thom Yorke, the group`s front man, whether they wanted them to be or not.


At last month`s Grammy ceremonies, Radiohead snubbed both artists when they requested to meet the band personally. Though Miley Cyrus has kept her noisy mouth shut until late, West countered their "disrespect" by not standing at attention when the group finished their live set at the awards` show.


Concerning Yorke`s rejection on his segment on VH1`s Storytellers, Kanye West commented: "When he performed at the Grammies, I sat the f--k down."


The "Hannah Montana" starlet finally retaliated against the rock giants in a guest appearance on the Johnjay and Rich radio show out of Los Angeles. Cyrus ranted on over six minutes about how Radiohead dissed her by not receiving her, specifically when her manager tried to arrange an introduction between the two parties.


Quoting the upstart: "I`m like these are the people I really want to meet. I`d freak out. They`re my rock gods. These are the only people that I would cry over... My manager asked and said, `Miley`s really obsessed. And they were like, `We don`t really do that.`"


Miley went on to express her bewilderment about Radiohead being uninterested in coming in contact with the Hannah Montana (you know the newest disease for which medical science has yet formulated a cure). According to Cyrus, she was so distraught after being rebuked at the ceremonies that she decided to leave early.


Furthermore she raged: "I left `cause I was so upset. I wasn`t going to watch stinkin` Radiohead! I`m gonna ruin them, I`m going to tell everyone." Considering the demographic that pledges allegiance to the spoiled princess, they probably don`t even what a Radiohead is.

Since Miley`s radio tirade, Radiohead has responded back to her claims that they refused an invitation at Her Majesty`s request. "When Miley grows up, she`ll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the 3X Grammy award winners publicized in their response.


Thom  Yorke recently posted a blog entry on his group`s official website that addressed his and the band`s qualms with Hannah Montana and Kanye West. Yorke wrote, "Wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you`re not one of those people I have managed to offend by doing nothing (to provoke such a backlash)," couching Radiohead`s frustration at their ballsy indictments.


This is bound to grow into a war of words between all three parties, if both Montana and West still feel undeservingly slighted. Not meaning to blast Kanye West but that certainly applies to Queenie, once either of you becomes an entry in lists of Top 100 songwriters and/or pop artists of all time by accredited music critics, then you`ll have an understandable grudge against a group that is.