Radiohead to Release Greatest Hits Album

Okay, Radiohead aren’t that big-headed. They’re not releasing the greatest hits album, their record label, EMI, is, according to Pitchfork. They note: "Now you may be thinking: wait a minute, isn’t every Radiohead album since The Bends pretty much a greatest hits collection unto itself? Indeed, but don’t blame the band for this one."

According to a recent interview with guitarist Ed O’Brien on Canadian radio’s The Strombo Show [via ateaseweb.com], not unlike that recent catalog box set, this was all the doing of Radiohead’s former label EMI. "They’re planning to do a greatest hits for April, May to coincide with our tour," said O’Brien. "That’s an interesting one. We won’t be doing any promotion for that, obviously."

Radiohead’s European tour kicks off June 6, while the surrounding two-pronged North American jaunt is, for the moment, still without dates and venues. And unless the guys plan to stick strictly to B-sides, covers, and In Rainbows disc two material, chances are they’ll end up inadvertently promoting the greatest hits set anyway.

Radiohead to Release Greatest Hits Album