Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam
“I think it’s cool. It shows Radiohead to be bold and also irreverent. They aren’t even worried about selling records since they’re such a [touring] force. If they’re successful, I have no problem following their lead.”
“It’s arrogant for them to give their music away for free – they’ve got millions of pounds. It sends a weird message to younger bands who haven’t done as well. You don’t choose how much to pay for eggs. Why should it be different for music?”
Mike Mills, R.E.M.
“My faith in human nature is not such that I would leave it up to the consumer to decide how much to pay for music. At the same time, I enjoy watching Radiohead take that chance. I wish them the best of luck.”
This story is from the November 1st, 2007 issue of Rolling Stone.