By now, Radiohead's fourth studio album Kid A is considered a classic by many, but it may have sounded a lot different if one of their dreams for the project came true: They wanted to work with Dr. Dre.
"It was sort of like a dream,” guitarist Ed O’Brien recently told Rolling Stone. “I kept on saying, ‘Oh I’d love to work with Dr. Dre.’ I knew it would likely be shouted down or laughed at. Also, it might have been be a little bit forced. But at the time, in my head, it made perfect sense."
Of course, mixing rock and rap always involves some kind of risk and there have been many cringe-worthy failures over the years.
Understanding this, O'Brien explained, "The problem would have been finding modus operandi because Dre obviously works in a certain way. Could he have handled a rock band? Who knows? But it came from being a fan of N.W.A. and his productions around that time."
Ed did also say that he would like to see the band continue to tour in their 70s, so there might still be time for a collaboration like this to happen. In the meantime, revisit Kid A as it turned out (minus Dre) below.