Exit Music: The Radiohead Story

Radiohead fan lovingly and meticulously crafts a comprehensive look at Radiohead's rise to rockstardom

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Cover of 'Exit Music: The Radiohead Story' by Mac Randall.
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By Mac Randall
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Biographies are written either by fans or enemies. Exit Music: The Radiohead Story places author Mac Randall firmly in the former camp. Randall isn't the band's official biographer, but his book – the first Radiohead bio published in the States – isn't hurting for lack of access. The band's rise from "Creep"-y one-hit wonders to rock giants is told in its own words. That clip-combing devotion, along with Randall's trivia-filled dissections of Radiohead's CDs, makes Exit Music useful for even the group's most hardcore devotees.

This story is from the November 9th, 2000 issue of Rolling Stone.

From The Archives Issue 853: November 9, 2000