Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is amazed at how much having a child has changed his life.

The THERE THERE singer became a father for the first time when partner RACHEL gave birth to son NOAH in February 2001 - and thinks people should have warned him about parenthood more.

He says, "What happens is, before you become a dad, people take you by the shoulder and tell you it's gonna change your life. And you're like, 'Oh, really?'

"But what they should be doing is grabbing the back of your head, pummeling it against the wall and telling you, 'Its! Gonna! Change! Your f***ing life! Forever!'"

12/11/2003 21:09