Anything that broadens your musicality always moves the way you write drum or guitar parts.
I think I needed the resilience of approaching my late 30s to come to terms with the resilience I required to learn to sing.
Listening back to your speaking voice for the first time, unless you’re James Earl Jones, it’s a quite distressing process for most people.
When I first started drumming, when I was 14 or 15, I started writing songs. I wrote for a couple of years, but when we started ‘Radiohead’ it became very apparent quite quickly that I just wanted to concentrate on the drumming.
You are never, ever gonna get a drummer to dis another one. It’s part of the drumming rules, as important as being able to keep pace or smashing up hotel rooms. Drummers do not dis!