Colin Greenwood salivates over them...
Scott Colothan

10:56 25th January 2008

In a fresh interview, Radiohead have unveiled their musical and literary heroes and there are one or two surprises.

As well as the more obvious choices – The Smiths, Pixies, Liars, M.I.A and the likes - bassist Colin Greenwood revealed he is an obsessive fan of Fleetwood Mac. In fact, he’s even managed to surreptitiously work some Mac songs into the band’s webcasts.

He told Rolling Stone: “Well I try to tell everyone, I'm a complete fan of Fleetwood Mac. I put a couple of things on the webcast and I thought I would hear some mutterings about it. I didn't say what it was, and they'd say, 'Wow, that was great, what was it?' and I would say, 'Fleetwood Mac, you bastards!'

“I'm not a pansy. Our manager introduced me to Fleetwood Mac years ago because he knows Peter Green-era, sort of psychedelic folk blues. Just the way it was recorded with the drums, the dry drums with the percussion in the background. Just really amazing and it sounds really modern to me as well. I just think it's great.”