Colin Greenwood, the bass player of Radiohead, does not have any immediate plans to start a solo project away from the band.
Greenwood, who was being interviewed on the BBC Radio 6 program ‘The First Time With’, took the opportunity to reassure Radiohead fans of his alliance to the band.
With Radiohead already moving to quash any potential speculation of the band splitting, Greenwood was asked if he’d follow in the footsteps of band mates Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Ed O’Brien by creating a side project – a question Colin Greenwood quickly answered: “let everybody know that’s not happening any time soon.” He then laughed and joked, “The bass odyssey—that would be great, wouldn’t it?”
You can listen the full interview here and listen to the bass player discuss his favourite artists, a prestigious list that includes the likes of Alice Coltrane, Fleetwood Mac and Otis Redding.
As mentioned earlier, Radiohead reiterated the point that they do not have any plans to break up the band when their current tour comes to an end in July.
The tour, in support of new record A Moon Shaped Pool, ends on July 19th and includes a very contentious show Tel Aviv, Israel. Following that performance, fans have begun speculation over the future of the band who have just celebrated the 20th annivesary of iconic record OK Computer.
“I would imagine we’ll keep going. I mean, I don’t know how, or when, but no, we’re not gonna stop. I fucking hope not,” Thom Yorke said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen after July, so I can’t say anything beyond that. But I love the people that I work with, and I love what everyone does. So we’ll see. But I’m happy to go play anywhere else,” Colin Greenwood added.
Phil Selway, drummer of the band, added: “It’s a blank calendar at the moment [after this leg ends], but we all have other stuff that’s been on hold for a little while. I feel that come July we will have done as much as we can with what we’ve got at the moment. I’d love the idea that we’d be back out again touring at some point, but I think this feels about right for this record.”