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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood a massive RDR, ICO fan

Thursday, 3 June 2010 22:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

jonny greenwood

Yes, that Jonny Greenwood. As in arguably the best guitar player of our generation. That Jonny Greenwood.

In an office chart that is different to all the others posted on the band’s blog Dead Air Space – it normally consists of what the band would be listening to – the lead guitarist of Radiohead revealed what he was playing recently, some of which include recent titles like Red Dead Redemption for PS3.

Plus, classic titles like Half-Life 1 and 2 for Mac and PS3.

He also admitted that of all the games on the list altogether, which included Braid, two Zelda titles (yes, OoT was included) and the original Goldeneye to name a few, his overall favourite was ICO.

If we were you Jonny, we’d best keep an eye on a major event coming up soon: E3. And something called the Team ICO Collection.

Get the full lot here.

Now, get on the phone to Harmonix and get Radiohead: Rock Band sorted! We’re dying to play The Bends and OK Computer on a plastic guitar.

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33 Comments

  1. AHA-Lambda

    I now feel bad for not having a clue who he is =/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    It’s actually two years ago this Sunday I seen Radiohead at Malahide Castle in Dublin.

    He was absolutely ama-fucking-zing, alongside the rest of the band. Honestly incredible.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Enkeixpress

    … Alright.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The Hindle

    Radiohead have to be the most depressing band in history of music, seriously they are a bunch of millionares yet act all depressed.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Ten years ago, maybe.

    Now? Not really.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. The Hindle

    Pfft ive listened to In rainbows imo, i find them hypocritical to be honest they have it all yet like to get people to feel sorry for them cant stand them if you havnt reliased lol .

    #6 5 years ago
  7. onlineatron

    This just cements Radiohead as being the best thing that has ever existed in the entirety of existence.

    Bigger than Molecules

    #7 5 years ago
  8. ShiroGamer

    oh dear ….

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    Listen to Presidents of the Usa specifically Dune Buggy, its about a spider riding a dunebuggy through the desert its awesome :D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Petulant Radish

    @4 Then you haven’t listened to much music then

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    @10 i have and Radiohead are depressing i found.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. marijnlems

    The Jonny Greenwood – Red Dead Redemption connection: there is an area in the game (an oil refinery, actually) called Plainview. This is a reference to the film There Will Be Blood, for which Greenwood did the soundtrack.

    No, I don’t know what my point is. I just like to show off I guess.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    Wha .. really? I mean REALLY best … of your generation?

    Really?

    I know I am older(says so in the name), but that means I have seen/heard the best pickers of the modern age. Some amazing players … from EVERY generation.

    I am sorry … what generation are we talking about again?

    And, and I understand that say Slash started awhile ago, but in my mind because he still plays new music and because he still matters … I mean you see where I am going with that one. Right?

    And I get it, we could pull out the great bands from Stones, Doors, Beatles, Zeplin right on thro stopping at from everywhere from Boston, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden to Guns n Roses(theres that Slash guy), Metallica, Skid Row, to to to to

    Ah hell:

    If you think this fella is the best your generation has to offer, your generation doesn’t offer much or, well I just don’t know….

    ..do I even know who Jonny Greenwood is?

    Nope.

    Heard of the band tho. Went and gave em listening to. Is he good? as in talanted? Yes.

    Amazing?

    lol

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Pyrix

    ‘As in arguably the best guitar player of our generation.’

    *looks at author of article*

    I detect possible bias.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    @OlderGamer

    It isn’t necessarily that Greenwood is technically proficient (although he is). He’s not a Satriani that will craft guitar solo odysseys by exploiting every note on a fretboard…. It’s more to do with the way he plays it; the sounds he creates via the guitar and effects pedals etc.

    He is quite incredible.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Boris Fett

    Nah, that would be Muse.

    But the man’s favourite game is Ico? He’s clearly got taste. It’s small letters BTW Johnny, not capitalised.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    I’m just being a sh!t tonight.

    But claiming someone is the best Guitar player is a broad claim.

    And it prolly is my age, to be honest, but maybe it is the way that music has changed over the ages too. However when talking about axemen it seems fewer and fewer of them stand out. Like I said it is prolly the different musical focuses/stylings.

    Imagine trying to find a great guitar player during the disco age. Or the Grunge days. Music has gone thro so many changes …

    But anyways I am sure he has fans.

    But he isn’t in the same class as Jimmy Paige, Clapton, May, Slash, and so on.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Cort

    Speaking as a guitar player, Greenwood is indeed something special. He plays with a tremendous energy and intensity yet has crafted some of the most pleasingly and hauntingly melodious guitar work of the past twenty years. It is easy to forget he is a highly accomplished pianist also.

    Two of my favourites:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhtaAnOaec8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl-pXpXxK00

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Cort

    …and speaking as a huge GnR fan and as someone who plays the songs of both bands, Greenwood is easily in the same class as Slash and is the more proficient musician of the two.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. hoodlum

    The guy has good taste in games. I think the only bad thing I can really say about Radiohead and Jonny is that they influenced some really corny bands currently flooding the airwaves. Bands like Travis, Coldplay, Keane and Muse to name a few. In fairness those bands are more to blame than anything, they took what Radiohead did years ago and basically made it friendly for kids and soccer moms to listen to. But who am I kidding, Jonny Greenwood can do no wrong…he composed the brilliant soundtrack for There Will Be Blood. So all is forgiven.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. HighWindXIX

    Shouldn’t the last line of this story read “We’re dying to play The Bends and OK Computer on a FAKE plastic guitar?” ; )

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    He got a very good taste.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Johnny Cullen

    @21 :D

    #23 5 years ago
  24. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I notice JG’s playing RDR on the ps3. I think he’d like Flower.

    And whilst I’m pretty indifferent to Muse, Matt Bellamy is without doubt the best guitar player of this generation.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. itsucks

    So the dude is a fan of inferior versions… that explains radiohead decline, then.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    Cant believe there is no love for Tom Morello on here or Johnny Marr or John Frushiante all way better then Greenwood.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Johnny Cullen

    While I have the upmost respect for Johnny Marr – not realy a Chillis person, and I haven’t listened to RATM in years (bar when Killing in the Name of was on the radio) – no one can beat Greenwood.

    Not Bellamy, not even Thom Yorke. No one. Definitely no one in the past ten years anyways.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. mington

    Dragon force innit \o/

    i saw Dave Navarro with Janes addiction that was good
    Mastodon and opeth as well
    dillinger escape plan really takes the biscuit

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-lxwlgyhhA
    the guitar players were going fucking mental, yet the music sounded CD perfect

    #28 5 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    The Dragon Force guys can shred for sure. I don’t know their names, but wow.

    I think we should keep in mind that style of music is as important as if the guy/girl can take playing to a higher level. I don’t care who you are if your playing on a Miley Cirus or Talyer Swift song, your not going to be able to display what ya got.

    Tom Morello is impresive too, but I never liked Rage Against The Machine. I did enjoy him in Audioslave with Chris Cornell. So yea it isn’t always the talent but the style of music people remember and ultimatly judge by.

    And there are more great players that we will never hear then ones we have.

    I tend to like the classics, yep, I am older.

    In my mind no one tops guys like BB King, Paige, Clapton and yup Slash(go listen to his new stuff 04/06/10) and a very few more.

    Always room near the top for players I haven’t heard yet. But only the truely special ones get into that elite group at the very top.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Tallon 4

    My (guitar) hero: Pete Townshend

    Mind you, it’s no typo

    #30 5 years ago
  31. onlineatron

    I’ve never thought that ‘being good at guitar’ is akin to being able to ‘shread’.

    I know many people who can solo, finger pull, pinch harmonic, speed pick etc with the best of them… But when it comes to creating flow, interesting sounds and melodic achievement they fall flat on their face.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. rdp1983

    Shredding is mindless power chords and hammer-on finger-tapping for the most part, there are a few exceptions to this rule; Randy Rhodes being chief amongst those. Jonny is a composer more than anything else. His guitar can be off-beat and his playing of guitar has diminished in frequency over the years, but he is the main musical force in Radiohead. The band doesn’t go without Thom, but the band isn’t one of the greatest in history without Jonny.

    People who say Radiohead sounds depressing have been around since the band has been out. I’ve never heard it in their music. Their music is usually somber, but the message is mostly optimistic; that we can actually change things. Just because Thom isn’t singing about cloud cars and daisies doesn’t mean they are depressing. Even if it were depressing, how is that a bad thing? Not everything in life is happy. A lot of our modern era is horrific. Oh, Red Dead Redemption is amazing, nearly forgot to say.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. manamana

    weird fishes

    #33 5 years ago

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    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]