Thom Yorke

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

7th October, 1968

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.66

Music News Round-Up: Westlife Reunite, David Bowie's Glastonbury, Grammys Voting Overhaul

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 06 October 2018

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The week's music news rounded up, including Westlife's headline-making reunion, Kate Bush's discography re-issue and Thom Yorke's 'Suspiria' soundtrack.

Westlife REUNION ANNOUNCED

Irish boyband Westlife have called an end to their six-year hiatus and decided to reunite to mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s foundation in 1998.

The quartet will be getting back together for a massive stadium tour of the UK in 2019, and not only that, they’ll be returning with new music too. The group’s manager, Louis Walsh, suggested that they had brought Ed Sheeran on board to write songs for a new Westlife album.

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Thom Yorke Does Fashion House Rag & Bone Film Soundtrack

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 12 September 2018

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His songs appear in new short film 'Time of Day'.

Thom Yorke has been experimenting with creating movie soundtracks like his Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood recently, with his latest work being the soundtrack to fashion house Rag & Bone's new short film entitled 'Time of Day'. The score is a mix of various songs from his work with the label campaigns over the years.

Image caption Thom Yorke at 'The Last Jedi' premiere

'Time of Day' was shot in six weeks by Thimios Bakatakis ('The Lobster', 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer') and stars Kate Mara, Boyd Holbrook, Pom Klementieff, Lakeith Stanfield, Reed Morano, Lake Bell, Jon Hamm and Emma Roberts all going about their day in various areas of New York and Los Angeles.

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Music News Round-Up: New Tenacious D, Thom Yorke Listening Parties And Bands F.C. Launch

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 09 September 2018

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All the latest music news rounded up.

Tenacious D ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + ANIMATED SERIES

Comedy music duo Tenacious D have announced their grand return to music after six years away. Comprising comedian Jack Black and bandmate Kyle Gass, Tenacious D’s new album will be titled Post-Apocalypto.

Produced by John Spiker, the record will also feature Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on drums. It’s available on November 2nd via streaming, CD and translucent green vinyl.

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Thom Yorke Performs Rejected Bond Song 'Spectre' Live For The First Time

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 01 June 2018

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It's still a wonder why it wasn't used in the final cut.

It was a historic moment for Radiohead fans in Milan this week when Thom Yorke played the alternative James Bond theme 'Spectre' live for the first time to wrap up his gig. It was a stripped back rendition using only piano, and it's making fans wonder why it was ever rejected in the first place.

Image caption Thom Yorke at TRNSMT Festival

The Radiohead frontman performed the track as his final encore number during his show at the Fabrique in Milan, Italy on Tuesday (May 29th 2018). It's an incredibly expressive piece that no doubt would have been a great addition to the 2015 'Spectre' film soundtrack, but it was rejected in favour of the slightly more uplifting 'Writing's On The Wall' by Sam Smith.

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Thom Yorke at the LA premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie is the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, following 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and eighth film in the series altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th December 2017

Radiohead Defend Israel Gig

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 22 August 2017

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Radiohead's Philip Selway thinks it was the ''right decision'' to play their controversial Israel gig last month.

Radiohead's Philip Selway thinks it was the ''right decision'' to play their controversial Israel gig last month.

The 'Creep' rockers came under fire from a number of famous faces for going ahead with their planned show in Tel Aviv on July 19, but the band's drummer Philip has said he still believes the group did the right thing in their decision not to pull out of the gig.

Asked whether he felt like the band had burned bridges by playing the show, he said: ''I honestly don't know. That wouldn't have been the basis to make our decision to play there. You know, I think we stand by what we have said and that feels like the right decision.''

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Roger Waters Slams 'whining' Thom Yorke

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 17 July 2017

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Roger Waters has slammed Thom Yorke for ''whining'' about Radiohead's controversial Israel concert.

Roger Waters has slammed Thom Yorke for ''whining'' about Radiohead's controversial Israel concert.

The 48-year-old singer and his band are due to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (19.07.17), and after the planned concert attracted criticism due to Israel's oppression of Palestinians, former Pink Floyd rocker Roger has hit out at the star for complaining about ''feeling insulted''.

Roger - who was one of many musicians to sign an open letter urging the 'Creep' hitmakers to cancel the show - said during an hour-long Facebook Live chat: ''We should observe the picket line. Anybody who's tempted to do that, like our friends in Radiohead, if only they would actually educate themselves.

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Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead at the Inaugural TRNSMT Festival held at Glasgow Green - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Friday 7th July 2017

Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead perform at Manchester Emirates Stadium - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 4th July 2017

Radiohead headline the Pyramid Stage on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017

Radiohead's 1997 Glastonbury Slot Was 'hell'

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 23 June 2017

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Radiohead have said their first Glastonbury headline slot in 1997 was ''a form of hell'' after it was plagued by technical difficulties.

Radiohead's first Glastonbury headline slot was ''a form of hell''.

The 'Creep' hitmakers are set to headline the famous English festival on Friday (23.06.17) after having previously performed in the top slot in 1997 and 2003, and have said their first foray into headlining the event 20 years ago put them into ''crisis mode''.

Their performance was riddled with technical difficulties, and guitarist Ed O'Brien has now recalled the moment their ''dream'' was transformed into ''a kind of hell''.

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Thom Yorke Reveals He Almost Walked Off Stage During Radiohead's 1997 Glastonbury Show

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 08 June 2017

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Yorke told BBC Radio 6 Music that the technical issues during their iconic 1997 performance were so bad that he was on the verge of walking off stage.

It was the performance that came to be remembered as their defining moment as a band, but Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke has revealed that he very nearly walked off stage during their headline slot at Glastonbury Festival twenty years ago.

The show, which took place a mere fortnight after the release of their masterpiece OK Computer in June 1997, was beset by technical hitches and production issues on the night, but Radiohead nevertheless delivered what is widely regarded to be the best Glasto performance ever, with most people present and watching at home on TV not noticing the problems.

During the encore of the set, Yorke even thanked the crowd for their patience because “all the speakers have been blowing up and stuff”.

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Thom Yorke performs on the first day of the second weekend of Coachella 2017 - Indio, California, United States - Friday 21st April 2017

Thom Yorke's Ex-Partner Rachel Owen Loses Her Battle With Cancer

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20 December 2016

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The Pembroke College lecturer has passed away at 48.

Thom Yorke's former partner Dr Rachel Owen has died at the age of 48 after a long battle with cancer. Her health had been slowly declining over the last year, but she continued to teach as a lecturer at an Oxford college until the very end.

Image caption Thom Yorke to bid farewell to former love Rachel Owen

Rachel Owen, a Retained Lecturer in Italian, photographer and artist, passed away on Sunday (December 18th 2016) according to a bulletin announcement on the Pembroke College Oxford website. Despite her diagnosis of cancer in the last year or so, she carried on teaching and only stopped around two weeks ahead of her death.

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Radiohead Fans Angry And Disappointed As Roundhouse Tickets Sell Out Rapidly

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 18 March 2016

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Tickets for the three dates at the London venue in May are now changing hands for thousands of pounds.

Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke has said that he’s “f***ed off” that thousands of fans have struggled to get hold of tickets for the band’s London shows later this year, with second-hand tickets already changing hands for nearly £4,000 online.

Massive demand for the three nights at London’s intimate Roundhouse venue meant that tickets sold out in under one hour when they went on sale at 9am on Friday (March 18th). The Roundhouse only has a capacity of 3,300, meaning that the total availability of tickets over three nights amounted to less than 10,000.

It will be the first British dates that the legendary indie group has played since they did two nights at the O2 Arena back in 2012 – a venue that has a capacity of 20,000.

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