Brazilian reports say guitarist Johnny Greenwood is holed up in a Brazilian hotel waiting for the Mayan Apocalypse, with the rest of the band to follow. But all is not what it seems...
Posted on Dec 14, 2012 04:33 pm
Radiohead's managers have denied reports that their guitarist Jonny Greenwood is holed up in a Brazilian hotel to see out the Mayan Apocalypse on December 21.
It was the Sao Paulo tourist minister who first claimed Greenwood had checked in for the end of the world, and had offered to provide free music classes to local young people if the Mayan prediction was wrong.
His claims were backed up by the supposed hotel owner who claimed Greenwood has checked in at their business.
"The reason why he's here is to get away, because hotels like this preserve the privacy of the guests and he does not want publicity," said Emmanuel Rengade, owner of the Catucaba hotel (via Spinner).
Radiohead haven't responded to the claims, but their management have plainly denied them, saying Greenwood isn't awaiting the Mayan apocalypse and isn't even in Brazil in the first place.
Instead, the band are probably having a break after relentlessly touring their last album "The King Of Limbs" throughout the year. Johnny had also been busy scoring the music to the film "The Master".
What do you think of the Mayan predictions? Will you be having an end of world party just in case? Let us know in the comments.