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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 - 11:55 am

Watch Thom Yorke Play Jonathan Ross

Just a few hours ago, Thom Yorke played a solo piano set on the UK program The Jonathan Ross Show. Check out recaps of the performance below. Yorke played a version of Radiohead’s “Karma Police” as well as Atoms for Peace song “Ingenue.”… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 4, 2013 - 6:33 pm

This Is The Worst Radiohead Tattoo

Sometimes you have to wonder if people really understand the permanence of a tattoo. I say this not as someone who has committed nothing permanently to her body, but as someone who has gotten drunk and decided it was a great idea to get some shitty little owl from Halloween flash very poorly and prominently… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 17, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Check Out The Insane Guest List For Radiohead At Irving Plaza ’97

When I was single, I would “impress” women by telling them about some of the cool mid-’90s concerts at which I spent generous portions of my college life. I managed to find a spouse in spite of this behavior, but since you asked, these were my surefire closers: Blur at the Academy in ’94, touring… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 29, 2013 - 6:33 pm

Watch Glee Cover Radiohead’s “Creep”

In its two decades of existence, “Creep,” the anthem of disconnect that introduced Radiohead to the world, has endured all manner of covers. Prince sang it at Coachella, Korn sang it on MTV Unplugged, you probably sang it when Rock Band 3 included it, and I can vividly remember an entire mob of eighth grader… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 22, 2013 - 9:53 am

Hear Radiohead’s “Harmonics Loop,” Thom Yorke’s “Has Been” In BBC Essential Mix

After their DJ set at Berlin’s Berghain Club last night, Atoms For Peace’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich took over Radio 1 with a two-hour mix that included previously unheard Radiohead track “Harmonics Loop” and unreleased Yorke solo cut “Has Been.” Stream “Harmonics” and watch footage from Berghain below, and hear the whole show here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2013 - 10:41 am

Deconstructing: 20 Years Of Thom Yorke

The most memorable moment of my junior year Homecoming night wasn’t the dinner (who knows where), the dance (in my high school gymnasium, I think?) or the date (though I hope she’s doing well these days). It came after all that, when I got home, sprawled out on the living room floor, rewound the VCR… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Pablo Honey Turns 20

Every once in a while, you’ll still meet people who claim that Pablo Honey is Radiohead’s best album. Musical taste is an entirely subjective thing, and we’re all special unique flowers, but these people are obviously attention-hungry psychopaths looking for ways to dominate conversations and shit on everything you hold dear. Even if you prefer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Stream Previously Unreleased Thom Yorke Mixes

Thom Yorke is on the cover of the latest edition of the British magazine Dazed & Confused, which doesn’t seem like that great of an achievement, considering that the man can presumably pop up on any magazine cover anytime he wants, just by deigning to sit for an interview. But Yorke is apparently amped enough… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Hear Willow Smith Sample Radiohead

Fun fact: Last year, Jaden Smith, the Karate Kid remake star and the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, released The Cool Cafe, a mixtape where he rapped over Purity Ring samples. Apparently, some sort of Solange-esque indie awakening is sweeping through the younger generation of the Smith family. Jaden’s sister Willow, of “WhipMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2013 - 9:44 am

Watch Frank Ocean Cover Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”

Frank Ocean continues to own our soul. Last Thursday, the man played a short set at a press conference for Spotify. And during that set, he broke out a minute-and-a-half cover of Radiohead’s 1995 all-timer “Fake Plastic Trees,” using it to flex that buttery croon over luxuriant synth-pillows. It’s too short, it’s a crappy fan-made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 9:32 am

Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Radiohead Items On Etsy

When I was a teenager, I had a little bit of a “everything Radiohead” phase. I didn’t take it as far as my friend David — a dude who regularly eBay’d Japanese import singles and once made a computer program to ensure we got tickets to Radiohead’s pre-In Rainbows small theater tour — but I… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

Radiohead On A Friday Demo Cassettes Going For $50K On eBay

People are always going on about how you can’t make any money with music, but I’m here to tell you that’s simply not true! Case in point: “Top Rated” eBay seller 619andyp has a set of four Radiohead demo cassettes going for a cool 50 grand. More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 5, 2012 - 10:28 am

Atoms For Peace AMOK Details

A couple of years ago, Thom Yorke formed a new band so that he could tour his solo stuff; it had the head-spinning lineup of Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco. A little while later, he gave that band a name: Atoms For Peace. They eventually started writing and recording their own music,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2012 - 8:39 am

Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best

“Big things have small beginnings.” So says Michael Fassbender’s character in Prometheus. He was referring to a blob of alien goo that would go on to spawn the monster that drives the Alien series, but he just as easily could’ve been talking about Radiohead.
 
Like that daub of black goo, Radiohead’s origins were inauspicious. The… More »

By: Doug Moore / October 25, 2012 - 11:02 am

Watch Radiohead Play Austin City Limits

Teased a while back, PBS aired Radiohead’s new episode of Austin City Limits over the weekend. Head below to watch the set and scope the playlist for reference. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 8, 2012 - 9:11 am

The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

In a perfect world, all albums would be self-contained universes. A good album can communicate complex emotions and ideas with the aid of just a little context; a great album can communicate beautiful ambiguities with none. All you have to do is listen closely.

Even great albums and great musicians can benefit from… More »

By: Doug Moore / September 18, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Preview Radiohead, Bon Iver On Austin City Limits

This fall, Austin City Limits will begin its 38th season with Radiohead and Bon Iver, and recently the venerable PBS series posted previews of those two episodes. Head below to see Radiohead play “Good Morning Mr. Magpie” and Bon Iver play “Towers,” excerpt from their respective shows. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 28, 2012 - 9:06 am

Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden, Pavement Came Back “Only To Make Money”

The Billy Corgan/Soundgarden beef has been going on at least since that falling out at Lolla ’94, and the Corgan/Pavement beef has had legs since the “Range Life” dig that same year. And man, nobody holds a grudge like BC. In an interview given prior to a show in the Philippines last week, Corgan took… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 16, 2012 - 12:43 pm

The Darkness – “Street Spirit” (Radiohead Cover)

I kinda feel like the Darkness don’t do themselves any favors. They take every cliche in the Spinal Tap playbook, blow it up to Jumbotron proportions, and add assless chaps. I mean, just look at that album cover. But here’s the thing: They’re fantastic songwriters and musicians. I genuinely love and listen to both their… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 9, 2012 - 1:15 pm
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