NME reported on what led up to Gutfeld's remarks on Radiohead. Luke Morgan Britton wrote:
Earlier this month, comedian Kat Timpf appeared on the Greg Gutfeld Show when she gave her take on who will be inducted into next year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame, labelling Radiohead’s music as “just elaborate moaning and whining over ringtone sounds”.
Now Timpf has appeared on the Fox News show again, with host Greg Gutfeld joking that she should go as a Radiohead fan for Halloween after she described the band’s fanbase as “strange, malnourished and sad”. Gutfeld then went on to say: “You know, Radiohead is a fine band but they stole everything from Coldplay… Like Radiohead is the poor man’s Coldplay.”
Watch the infamous interaction at 36.10 minutes into the show below.
Coldplay scored many rock hits, often crossing over into pop music in the U.K. and the United States. All of their LPs have achieved worldwide success, often topping the album charts. One the band's most memorable hits, "Viva la Vida," topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008. The hit single is featured on the "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends," which topped the album charts in the U.S. and U.K.
🎶 I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing. Roman Cavalry choirs are singing. Be my mirror, my sword and shield. My missionaries in a foreign field. For some reason I can't explain. Once you go there was never. Never an honest word. And that was when I ruled the world.🎶
Gutfeld got it wrong. The English rock band Radiohead broke out in 1992 with the iconic hit single "Creep." The song cracked the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #7 in the U.K. "Creep" details a man who follows an attractive woman around, but he's too afraid to actually talk to her.
🎶 I wish I was special. You're so fuckin' special. But I'm a creep. I'm a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here.🎶