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Thom Yorke DJ’d For 8 People At Leopallooza

Leopallooza is a tiny music festival in Cornwall, England described by organizers as "The greatest house party... in a field." It's so tiny, in fact, that at about 2:30AM Saturday night the number of people remaining on site dwindled to single digits. That's when none other than Thom Yorke hopped on stage for a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 4, 2014

Philip Selway – “Coming Up For Air” Video

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is getting ready to release Weatherhouse, his second album as a solo singer-songwriter, and lead single "Coming Up For Air" is a fine piece of way-out psych-pop that sounds something like a song his band might've recorded during that stretch between The Bends and OK Computer. Selway's gleaming dome never… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2014

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of July 2014: Boyhood, Lucy, Halt And Catch Fire, & More

There were two major releases this month that had people talking about soundtracks: Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, his follow-up to Garden State, and Boyhood. I saw one of them, and I'll let you guess which it was. I don't have a dog in the internet fight regarding Braff and his movies and hi… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 31, 2014

Justin Timberlake Says His Solo Career Was Inspired By Kid A

GQ just published one of those best-albums-of-the-young-century features, and in addition to their own picks, they solicited the opinions of their honorees. So Daft Punk heralds the Strokes' Is This It, Beck sings the praises of M.I.A.'s Arular, Jamie xx reminds us that it's been a while since we've listened to the Streets' Original PirateMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2014

Watch Jonny Greenwood Debut New Song “Skip Loop”

Videos from Jonny Greenwood's recent orchestral performances have been gradually leaking out of late, some of which contain music from Greenwood's score for Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film, Inherent Vice, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. We recently saw a clip for a piece titled "Loop," and now you can watch one for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014

Mariachi Radiohead Cover Featured In Animated Day Of The Dead Movie Book Of Life

The upcoming animated film Book Of Life has already got people pretty excited. It's produced by Guillermo Del Toro, it's got Ron Perlman, and it's inspired by Day Of The Dead mythology (if anything it might get us one step closer to a Grim Fandango movie), but now there's a whole other reason to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 15, 2014

Radiohead Will Record In September

NME reports that Radiohead will start work on the followup to 2011's The King Of Limbs in the fall. While speaking to BBC Radio 6's Mary Ann Hobbes, guitarist Jonny Greenwood said, "We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding." The band recently took a… More »

By: James Rettig / July 12, 2014

Foo Fighters Promise LP8 Not “Some Crazy, Bleak Radiohead Record,” Reveal Collabs With Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Dave Grohl sat down with Billboard to talk details about the ambitious plan for the Foo Fighters' next album and the HBO documentary series that will go along with it. "As we were coming down from the success of the last record, I thought, 'Now we have license to get weird.' If we… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014

Frank Turner Suffers The Wrath Of Radiohead Fans (AKA “Indie Beliebers”)

Acoustic-strumming folk-punk pub-rocker Frank Turner is big enough to headline arenas in the UK, and he grabbed some headlines last week when Gigwise published a quote from Turner saying Radiohead should play "Creep" at live shows. "There's something kind of petty about not playing it to me," Turner said. "The world is full of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014

The Sound Of Someone Losing The Plot: Britpop’s Big Comedown And What Came Next

Oasis and Blur may mark the official beginning of Britpop with the twin classics of Definitely Maybe and Parklife, respectively, but some people -- particularly, seemingly, in music-writer circles -- claim Pulp's Different Class as the genre's pinnacle. It's the smartest of the bunch, as intricate and sprawling as Parklife, and armed with just a… More »

By: Ryan Leas / April 25, 2014

Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands

If you can't quite get your fix from The Lego Movie (which honestly, who could blame you) artist Adly Syairi Ramly has you covered with 20 bands he's recreated in Lego form. No photoshopping was involved and everyone from Joy Division to No Doubt to Radiohead to Napalm Death shows up. Check out a gallery… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 19, 2014

Watch Jonny Greenwood Debut “Loop” At London Power Station

Over the weekend, the Radiohead guitarist and Paul Thomas Anderson film-score composer Jonny Greenwood performed at London's Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, a 124-year-old facility built to power machinery across London. It's easy to imagine that the idea of old, clanking, outmoded technology helped spark "Loop," the piece of music he debuted there. Performing with the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2014

Radiohead Release PolyFauna App

It's been three long years since Radiohead last released an album, which makes it all the more appropriate that today, they released an app. It's called PolyFauna, and per Thom Yorke, it's "an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King Of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 11, 2014

Big Ears Festival 2014 Lineup

Since 2009 the Big Ears Festival has brought a massive slate of experimental music to Knoxville, Tennessee, and they've just announced their lineup for next spring (the festival occurs during the weekend of March 28-30). It's kind of hard to contain my excitement here since I'm a sucker for this sort of thing, but if… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 4, 2013

Watch Colin Greenwood Play Solo Bass For A Paris Runway Show

Earlier today on Reddit (on the r/radiohead SubReddit, specifically) a video surfaced titled "Colin Greenwood's first ever solo performance," and though it's short, that is indeed what we're looking at here. Greenwood played bass for a Paris Runway show held in a warehouse. The setup is extremely stark, as Greenwood plays solo against hi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 27, 2013

Read Stanley Donwood’s Stories Behind His Radiohead Album Covers

Stanley Donwood's artwork for Radiohead has been the best working relationship since Pink Floyd hooked up with Storm Thurgson (who passed away at the beginning of this year). His art has come to define the band, and part of the excitement of a new Radiohead release comes from the collection of art that come… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 27, 2013

On A Friday Demo Tape — “Holy Grail For Radiohead Collectors” — Now Up For Auction

Last November, a collection of Radiohead (then, On A Friday) demo tapes were being shilled on eBay for 50 grand. Today, an auctioneer based out of Cheshire in the UK has another cassette of rare and unreleased material from 1986, "[a] holy grail for Radiohead and Music collectors, the only known copy to exist,"… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 13, 2013

Live Nation Charged Over Fatal Radiohead Stage Collapse

On June 16th, 2012, 33-year-old Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnston was killed after a stage collapse in Toronto. The crew was setting up for a concert that evening at Downsview Park when a portion of the stage caved in. One year later, charges are now being filed against the concert promoter Live Nation and others. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 8, 2013

Thom Yorke – “Honey Pot”

Today, we celebrated the 10th birthday of Radiohead's Hail To The Thief, and we were also treated to a KCRW DJ set delivered by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich. Would it be fair to call this Thom Yorke Day? Yes and no, really, because as you know, round these parts, EVERY DAY IS… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 7, 2013

Hail To The Thief Turns 10

Every Radiohead album can be associated with some watershed moment in the band's career. Pablo Honey is the one with "Creep,” still their most popular song by far if Spotify streams count for anything. The Bends is the one where they established themselves as guitar deities with staying power. OK Computer is the one that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 7, 2013
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