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Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien to release debut solo album

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien is to release a solo album inspired by the time he spent living in Brazil.
The 48-year-old has been a mainstay of the group since they formed in the 1980s, but unlike bandmates Thom Yorke, Phil Selway and Jonny Greenwood hasn’t released any solo material.
However the star has now revealed he’s planning to make his own Brazilian flavoured effort, influenced by his time living in the countryside of the South American nation.
“We’ve attempted to do something like a full solo album,” the rocker told BBC 6 Music radio, adding, “I haven’t up until two years ago but I am going to now. I’m gonna do one next year.”
Ed took a break from the band, who released their ninth studio album in May (16), and moved to the Brazilian countryside with his family. While there the country’s scenery inspired him creatively.
“So we went to live in Brazil, in the middle of the Brazilian countryside, and we lived on a little farm in basically a hut the size of this room next door,” he explains.
“Life was really simple. Kids went to the local school. No one could speak English, so they picked it up, the language of play and stuff. And life was reduced to its simple parts.
“For me, it was music and my family. And I would go each day, walk up the hill to this beautiful little hut next to this lake, and I started writing.”
In the interview, the rocker also revealed that he is open to Radiohead playing at next year’s (17) Glastonbury music festival in Somerset, England.
“I would love to,” he reveals, “I go to Glastonbury every year, it’s my carnival. To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic.”
Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury sold out in under an hour when put on sale by organisers on Sunday (09Oct16).

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