Onstage at Bonnaroo last month, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke hinted at some sort of collaboration between the band and Jack White. And now Jack White has confirmed that Radiohead did indeed record something at White’s Third Man studios, though White himself wasn’t directly involved.
As NME points out, White recently told the BBC’s 6 Music, “I don’t know how much to tell about it except I didn’t play with them or produce. But they came in and recorded at Third Man. I don’t know what else to be said about that, so that’s all I can probably say.”
So: We presumably won’t get to hear White playing any blazing white-hot solos over Radiohead’s mathed-out landscapes, but it’ll be intriguing to hear what the band does with an old-school recording setup like the one White has. And anyway, White has been known to be elusive about this sort of thing; I wouldn’t write off a full-on collaboration just yet.