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Radiohead Work on 'Sketchy' New Disc

New track "Rubbernecks" revealed

Thom Yorke performing at Jonny Greenwood's concert with London Sinfonia March 27th, 2005 in London.
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November 17, 2005

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Radiohead have been back in the studio since late August, and though details on the new disc remain sketchy, the band has been posting updates on radiohead.com. "Jonny [Greenwood]'s stepping over guitar leads and pedals and a laptop as we demo yet another new tune," Thom Yorke wrote about the song "Rubbernecks," which includes the anti-paparazzi lyric, "It's creeping up the car park/It's coming up the drive/Rubbernecks with cameras/Petrol and bonfires."

This story is from the November 17th, 2005 issue of Rolling Stone.


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