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Radiohead pretend to be Phil Collins

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Radiohead pretend to be Phil Collins

Rex Features

Radiohead worked under the pseudonym of Phil Collins so that none of their music would leak online.

The Oxford rockers also pretended to be The Eagles and Kula Shaker in order to put people off stealing the early recordings of their In Rainbows album.

Bassist Colin Greenwood revealed that the group used to destroy their daily recordings to stop people having access to their demos.

He told NME: "It felt like a gigantic risk. Like Mission Impossible, almost. We destroyed all CDs after every day of recording.

"And on the master we'd always write a name which probably nobody would listen to if we had lost it; Eagles: Greatest Hits, Kula Shaker demos, Phil Collins hip-hop covers."

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