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Radiohead Makes Classy Move After Getting Hacked

Group releases the music to raise money for environmental action group

(Newser) - Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up to stop the music from being released, the band will release it in support of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion, the AP reports. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood tweeted that about 18 hours of material...

A First for Women in 2019 Rock Hall
'We Can Stop Holding
Our Breath' on Rock Hall

'We Can Stop Holding Our Breath' on Rock Hall

Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson to be inducted

(Newser) - Congratulations to Stevie Nicks. The rocker was announced Thursday as a 2019 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame following her first appearance as an individual nominee. She'll become the only woman to be entered twice, following Fleetwood Mac's 1998 induction. "I have been in...

Deja Vu: Radiohead Sues Lana Del Rey Over 'Creep'

Radiohead itself was successfully sued over 'Creep' by the Hollies

(Newser) - In the beginning, there was " The Air That I Breathe " by the Hollies back in the 1970s. Twenty years later, Radiohead put out " Creep ." The Hollies thought it sounded familiar and sued, the result being that Radiohead now shares royalties and song-writing credits with the older...

First-Time Rock Hall Nominees Are an Eclectic Group

Radiohead, Nina Simone, Moody Blues, Rage Against the Machine

(Newser) - British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone, and the Moody Blues are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the 19 acts nominated Thursday are on the ballot for the first time, with Radiohead and Rage Against...

Thom Yorke's Longtime Partner Dead at 48
Thom Yorke's
Longtime Partner
Dead at 48

Thom Yorke's Longtime Partner Dead at 48

Rachel Owen died of cancer on Sunday

(Newser) - Rachel Owen, the former longtime partner of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, died Sunday following a battle with cancer. She was 48. Owen and Yorke—parents to two children, aged 12 and 15—met as art students at Exeter University before starting a 23-year relationship that ended in August 2015, reports...

Turkish Cops Use Tear Gas on Protestors After Radiohead Attack

Radiohead fans were reportedly attacked by an angry mob in Istanbul

(Newser) - Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons Saturday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting an attack targeting an event for Radiohead fans the previous night, the AP reports. Skirmishes between police and demonstrators broke out near a record store that hosted the Radiohead event that ended in violence. On...

'Haunting' New Radiohead Album Is Making Waves
 'Haunting' New
 Radiohead Album 
 Is Making Waves 
Review Roundup

'Haunting' New Radiohead Album Is Making Waves

Critics wowed by 'A Moon Shaped Pool'

(Newser) - Radiohead is back from its disappearing act with new album A Moon Shaped Pool, the first since 2011's The King of Limbs, and critics couldn't wait to dive in after it appeared online Sunday afternoon. The long-anticipated ninth album was released on Apple Music and the band's...

Radiohead Vanishes Online, Leaves a Few Breadcrumbs

Band sends cryptic postcards to fans, wipes its website and Facebook, Twitter pages

(Newser) - Radiohead has announced a new world tour that kicks off May 20 . A ninth album is said to be forthcoming. On Saturday, some fans received cryptic postcards with only the words: "Sing the song of sixpence that goes / Burn the witch / We know where you live,"...

Got 18 Days to Spare? Thom Yorke Has a New Song

Radiohead singer's new piece is 432 hours

(Newser) - Radiohead's Thom Yorke has supplied a piece of music to accompany an art exhibit in Australia, and if you started listening to it today, you'd be done on June 17. Yes, his "Subterranea" is 432 hours, or 18 days, long. And as the Independent reports, "no...

One Dead in Radiohead Stage Collapse

At least 3 hurt; Toronto show canceled

(Newser) - A stage under construction for a Radiohead concert in Toronto collapsed today, killing one person and injuring at least three, the Globe & Mail reports. Workers were hanging screens on the stage when it fell, according to a beer tent worker: "Apparently the band was supposed to practice just...

Billy Corgan Starts Feud With Radiohead Over 'Pomposity'

Smashing Pumpkins frontman is not afraid to dish it out

(Newser) - Nothing like a feud between aging rockers to start your Wednesday right: While promoting upcoming Smashing Pumpkins album Oceania in Antiquiet , frontman Billy Corgan took it upon himself to start up a feud with Radiohead. Explaining how he's "both embraced and pissed on rock" over the years, Corgan...

Former Oasis Frontman Slams Radiohead

How dare the band write about 'a f***ing tree,' says Gallagher

(Newser) - Liam Gallagher may not be in Oasis any longer, but that doesn't mean he's done insulting his fellow musical artists. (Oasis, of course, was famous for claiming to be "bigger than the Beatles." ) His target this time: Radiohead. "I heard that f***ing Radiohead record [The King ...

Radiohead's 'Genius' Again on Display in King of Limbs

Album comes out a day in advance

(Newser) - Radiohead’s new album, The King of Limbs, has appeared a day early—and the reviews are already pouring in. Here’s what critics have to say:
  • “The angst has gone,” writes Lucy Jones in the Telegraph . “There’s none of the anger of Hail to The

New Radiohead Album Hits Web Saturday

Band continues to self-release; download available Saturday

(Newser) - Radiohead is rolling out new album The King of Limbs this Saturday in digital format, the Telegraph reports, and it's once again forgoing a trifling thing like a record label. (The band notably self-released 2007's In Rainbows.) Fans eager to hear the album ASAP will have to take advantage...

Abbey Road Studios for Sale
 Abbey Road Studios for Sale 

Abbey Road Studios for Sale

It can be yours for about $40M

(Newser) - EMI is looking to sell iconic Abbey Road Studios, renowned for producing the Beatles album of the same name. The music conglomerate is in serious debt and expects the sale to fetch up to $47 million. Beatles fans still flock to the North London site to take their photo on...

How the Stars Are Helping Haiti

 How the Stars 
 Are Helping 

How the Stars Are Helping Haiti

Leonardo DiCaprio donates, Radiohead plays, Amy Fisher strips

(Newser) - Tonight’s Hope for Haiti telethon may be more star-studded than the Golden Globes: Beyonce and Madonna have signed on to the two-hour benefit, which will also feature Bill Clinton, Jon Stewart, and Bruce Springsteen in New York; Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, and Justin Timberlake in Los Angeles; and Robert...

Wake Up: Radiohead Kinda Sucks

Thom Yorke doesn't care if you like him, and honestly, you shouldn't

(Newser) - We all listen to them, grin plastered on our face, blocking out “that guilty nagging feeling that actually, in some ways, when you think about it… Radiohead kinda blow.” Everyone’s convinced Radiohead defines the cutting edge, but Chris Norris of Spin isn’t fooled. Go to one...

Greatest Albums of the Decade
 Greatest Albums of the Decade 

Greatest Albums of the Decade

From Radiohead to Bon Iver, Paste hits the highlights

(Newser) - Paste takes a look back at the past decade—and its own 10-year history—with its list of the 50 best albums of the ‘00s:
  • No. 1. Sufjan Stevens, Illinoise: “His music pushed boundaries between pop and classical.”
  • No. 4. Radiohead, Kid A: Marked “the

Yorke, Flea in Unholy Union
 Yorke, Flea in Unholy Union 

Yorke, Flea in Unholy Union

Radiohead frontman teams up with 'sock-penised' Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist

(Newser) - Radiohead purists, prepare yourselves: Frontman Thom Yorke is teaming up with, of all people, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The "sock-penised" bassist, along with Beck drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist Mauro Refosco, and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, will back Yorke up as he performs material from his 2006...

Radiohead: No More Albums
 Radiohead: No More Albums 

Radiohead: No More Albums

(Newser) - Radiohead has recorded its last album, frontman Thom Yorke told the Believer in a recent interview. Instead, the band will focus on download-only singles and EPs. “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again,” he said. Though the band believes there’...

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