We Nicked Your Lick


We knew it was inevitable. Guitar and sample lovers The Beta Band have finally stolen from The Edge. For their new single “Assessment,” The Beta Band employ the guitar riff from “I Will Follow” (audio and video for “Assessment” here). Mixer Nigel Godrich, most noted for his work with Radiohead, might have had a hand in the riff’s appearance on the track. In 2001, Godrich worked with U2 on a remix for “Walk On.”

“Assessment” is out on Monday, April 12 on Regal (EMI).