Radiohead Wanted to Work With Dr. Dre on ‘Kid A’ Album
Dr. Dre has worked with a slew of artists from all genres over the years, but there is one major name that wanted to work with him and never got the chance. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien spoke on the band's previous desire to work with the super producer on their classic 2000 album Kid A.
While they wanted to work with Dre on the project at the time, they ended up scrapping the pitch for the idea to him, as O'Brien reveals the skepticism they felt of him potentially agreeing to work with them.
“It was sort of like a dream. I kept on saying, ‘Oh I’d love to work with Dr. Dre.’ I knew it would likely be shouted down or laughed at. Also, it might have been a little bit forced. But at the time, in my head, it made perfect sense. The problem would have been finding modus operandi because Dre obviously works in a certain way. Could he have handled a rock band? Who knows? But it came from being a fan of N.W.A and his productions around that time," O'Brien told the outlet.
Despite not working with Dre on Kid A, Radiohead has had a fair amount of exposure to the hip-hop community with collaborations and events. The band's work has even been sampled by artists in the past like The Roots, Joe Budden, Lupe Fiasco and more.
See the full interview with Radiohead for Rolling Stone here.
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