Brian Marquis, the tour manager of pop music’s latest sensation Billie Eilish, has let slip some comments made Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
Following in the footsteps of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl who compared Eilish to Nirvana, Yorke recently explained that he recently took his daughter to see ‘Bad Guy’ singer perform live. After the show, Yorke said: “I like Billie Eilish. She’s doing her own thing. Nobody’s telling her what to do.”
After the gig, Yorke took his daughter back stage to meet Eilish and, according to Marquis, the Radiohead frontman was “just as you’d expect – curmudgeonly, perturbed,” according to Rolling Stone. Detailing further, Yorke told Eilish: “You’re the only one doing anything fucking interesting nowadays.”
Taken aback by the praise, Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell then told her after meeting Yorke: “That’s the coolest thing anyone’s ever said to you.”
In other Thom Yorke related news, Far Out reported the update that his new song ‘Daily Battles’ will appear Edward Norton’s new film Motherless Brooklyn.
The upcoming crime drama film, which was written, produced, directed and starring Norton and based on Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel of the same name, also includes the likes of Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Leslie Mann and more.
Norton said: “He sent me this track of him on a piano singing it and I was sitting on the edge of my bed in the dark, crying from listening to this song. It’s so instantly heartbreaking and evocative of so many of the themes to the movie without being overly specific to them, but so much so, I thought the idea of daily battles that everyone is fighting, that you’re trying to rise up and out of, was so evocative that I went back into the script and put the phrase into a scene.”
The film, which Norton has been developing the film since the early 2000s, tells the story of a “private investigator with Tourette syndrome works to solve the mystery of his mentor’s murder in 1950s New York.”
After having the project confirmed in 2014, production finally got underway in February 2018 with filming getting going in New York City.