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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Atoms for Peace Hide Fuji Rock Performance

February 15, 2013

Remember what you were up to in July of 2010? Atoms for Peace do: They were playing the Fuji Rock festival in Japan, and the Thom Yorke-led group enthralled the crowd with a smattering of new original songs. More than two and a half years later, the Radiohead...

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Pink Floyd, Radiohead Catalogs Change Label Hands

February 8, 2013

Warner Music's $765 million purchase of the Parlophone record label, which includes the rights to catalogs by Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Radiohead and Daft Punk, gives the third-biggest record label a much-needed power boost with regard to rivals Universal...

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Thom Yorke Soundtracks New Rag and Bone Show

February 1, 2013

Rag and Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainright showed off their Fall 2013 menswear line this week at a Manhattan event, where Thom Yorke again provided the soundtrack.  100 Greatest Artists: Radiohead The Radiohead and Atoms for Peace...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Atoms for Peace Release 'Amok' Stream

February 18, 2013

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich had some fun with their fans today in an Atoms for Peace "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit. They released a stream of their forthcoming album Amok, hinted at more U.S. dates and chatted about working with Jack White at Third...

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Radiohead to Start Working on New Album in September

February 13, 2013

Radiohead will start recording its next album this fall, according to bassist Colin Greenwood. In an interview with South Africa's Mail and Guardian earlier this month, Greenwood said that the band plans to regroup in September to begin work on the follow-up...

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Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich Book Shows in New York, London, Berlin

February 4, 2013

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich are borrowing a line from Beck and setting out for a trio of shows equipped only with two turntables and a microphone. Yorke announced on Twitter that the duo have booked three shows in London, Berlin and New York. They'll...

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Atoms for Peace Blur Borders on New Song

January 7, 2013

Atoms for Peace will release their debut album, AMOK, on February 25th. In anticipation, the Thom Yorke-led group has released another new song to follow up last September's "Default." "Judge Jury and Executioner" clatters over busy percussion with ghostly...

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Q&A: Beck's Book

December 20, 2012

Since his last studio album, in 2008, Beck has entertained himself by confounding all expectations – from oddball one-off studio collaborations (with Jack White, Dwight Yoakam and the Lonely Island, among others) to quirky soundtrack work (True...

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How Super-Fans Made a Radiohead Concert Film

December 20, 2012

Hours after Radiohead stepped offstage at New York's Roseland Ballroom in September 2011, shaky clips began popping up on YouTube. But the fans on Radiohub – a website devoted to trading high-quality Radiohead bootlegs – had much bigger plans....

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Nigel Godrich Keeps Busy With Atoms for Peace, 'From the Basement'

December 20, 2012

For the past two decades, Nigel Godrich has remained one of alternative music's most influential and sought-out producers, working with high-profile acts Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney and R.E.M. But in 2012, Godrich stepped out from behind the boards,...

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Flashback: Radiohead Play 'Creep' on MTV

December 18, 2012

When Radiohead launched their first American tour in the summer of 1993, they weren't exactly greeted like the Beatles at JFK Airport. At the time, many dismissed them as whiny, grunge-y carpetbaggers. Many people walked out of their CBGB gig after they...

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