Thom Yorke Introduces Himself as Jay Z

September 25, 2013

"My name is Jay Z," Thom Yorke said during last night's Atoms for Peace show at Philadelphia's Liacouras Center. Yorke then motioned to bassist Flea, "This is Beyoncé." It was a rare moment from Yorke, who said almost nothing else during the...


50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...


Thom Yorke Talks About Radiohead's Early Years

July 23, 2013

Thom Yorke recently went on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, where he talked about politics in the U.K., along with his musical influences, artistic approach and Radiohead's early years. During the hour-long podcast, Yorke described his writing...


Rare Early Radiohead Demo Headed to Auction

July 19, 2013

A rare early Radiohead demo is headed to auction this September, and it's a particularly special one: it dates back to 1986, when the band was still known as On a Friday. The nine-track cassette includes songs that have never been seen on official...


Spotify Responds to Criticism From Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich

July 15, 2013

Spotify has responded to criticism from Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich that the music streaming service is "bad for new music," maintaining that they seek to make Spotify "the most artist-friendly music service possible." In a statement to Music Week, Spotify...


20 Songs You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

June 21, 2013

Remember that dancing bee girl from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video? She's 30. That won't mean much to incoming college freshmen, who weren't even alive during Kurt Cobain's lifetime. But for those who wore flannel shirts and watched that new show Late...


Live Nation Canada Charged in Radiohead Stage Collapse

June 8, 2013

The Ontario Ministry of Labor has brought charges against Live Nation Canada, as well as a staging company and an engineer, over the fatal stage collapse at a Radiohead concert in Toronto last summer.  The Toronto Star reports that the ministry...


Q&A: Thom Yorke on Atoms for Peace, the State of Dance Music and What's Next for Radiohead

April 23, 2013

Whatever you do, don't call Atoms for Peace a supergroup in front of Thom Yorke. "If anyone ever says it to my face," says the Radiohead singer, with a sharp grin, "I'm going to fucking knock their teeth out." Yorke is sitting in a Manhattan hotel cafe...


Atoms for Peace Spin 'Default' at DJ Gig

March 28, 2013

Atoms for Peace's Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich played a special DJ set at New York's Le Poisson Rouge nightclub a few weeks ago, and now the band has released footage from the show. The Radiohead frontman and longtime producer took a page from Beck and...


Flashback: Thom Yorke Sings With R.E.M.

March 12, 2013

The 1998 Tibetan Freedom Concert at Washington DC's RFK Stadium didn't exactly go as planned. The first day was cut short due to a torrential downpour after sets by the Dave Matthews Band, Sean Lennon, Buffalo Daughter, KRS-One and a reunion of Herbie...


Radiohead Play 'Creep' in 2009

September 5, 2013

Radiohead wrapped their brief 2009 European summer tour at the Reading Festival in England. They weren't really supporting a new album at this point, giving them space to reach back into their catalog to guaranteed crowd-pleasers "Karma Police," "Exit...


Arcade Fire, Lou Reed Join Peter Gabriel Covers Album

July 25, 2013

Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and David Byrne are among the artists who will contribute songs to an upcoming Peter Gabriel covers album. In 2010, Gabriel released Scratch My Back, a collection that covered songs by Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Radiohead and David Byrne,...


Paul McCartney, U2, Bruce Springsteen Join Call for Pussy Riot's Release

July 22, 2013

Paul McCartney, U2 and Bruce Springsteen are among dozens of artists who have signed an open letter with Amnesty International calling for Pussy Riot's release. The organization told The Associated Press that more than 100 musicians have joined the cause,...


Flashback: Radiohead Live in 1997

July 18, 2013

In the summer of 1997, rock fans all over England were desperately awaiting Oasis' upcoming album Be Here Now. It had been nearly two years since (What's the Story) Morning Glory? turned them into one of the hottest groups to emerge from England since...


Thom Yorke Talks Radiohead, Atoms for Peace With Daniel Craig

July 15, 2013

British entertainment powerhouses collided recently when James Bond star Daniel Craig (and longtime Radiohead fan) interviewed Thom Yorke for Interview Magazine. The two talked creativity, Atoms for Peace and music preferences while Yorke was preparing...


Thom Yorke Auctioning Anti-Poverty Painting

June 18, 2013

An anti-poverty painting by Thom Yorke and longtime friend Stanley Donwood – who's responsible for Radiohead and Yorke's album covers and posters since 1994's The Bends – is being being auctioned off by the New York City house Bonhams. 100...


Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Worst Band of the Nineties?

May 3, 2013

For every great Nineties band like Nirvana and Radiohead, there were about five terrible ones like Creed, Eve 6 and LFO. Many of these groups faded from sight and have been dormant for years, but their 20-year anniversaries are kicking in with accompanying...


Thom Yorke Talks Atoms for Peace with Alec Baldwin

April 1, 2013

Alec Baldwin recently invited Thom Yorke to his WNYC podcast The Thing Is, and the two chatted for nearly an hour about Atoms for Peace, Radiohead and fame. Yorke described how his approach with Atoms for Peace was different than with Radiohead,...


Thom Yorke: Atoms for Peace DJ Set Will Be 'Really Exciting'

March 14, 2013

When Thom Yorke announced that he and producer/bandmate Nigel Godrich would be celebrating the release of Atoms for Peace's debut LP with three special DJ sets in New York, London and Berlin, he described it as "me & Nigel out & about with two...


Amok: Not To Be Spelled Backwards!

February 26, 2013

I’m embarrassed to note that I forgot to watch the Oscars last night--so I missed seeing Adele, Shirley Bassey and maybe a few other people I cared about, not to mention what was apparently a tasteful tribute to “boobs,” which I deeply...