It can be very revealing to hear an artist’s perception on another artist. I came across this video again recently of Thom Yorke (Radiohead) which was filmed in 2008. In it he talks at length about Neil Young, his influence and why he finds him so inspiring.
The interview was conducted by Mark Cooper, Creative Head at BBC Music Entertainment, on january 27th 2008 at the BBC TV Centre in London. Sections from this interview were supposed to be used in “Don’t Be Denied”, a documentary on Neil Young. In the end, the footage went completely unused, and only 2 brief excerpts were posted on the BBC website.
Radiohead Playing Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush June 4, 2003 At Electric Lady Studios NYC