Radiohead

Radiohead

Biography

Radiohead (formed 1986 as 'On a Friday') Radiohead are an English rock band that rose to fame in the 1990s, with the release of their debut album Pablo Honey.

Formation: The members of Radiohead all met whilst attending Abingdon School, an all-male public school in Oxfordshire. The eldest of the group are Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway; Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood were in the year below and Jonny Greenwood was two years younger. They formed the band On A Friday in 1986, in reference to their Friday rehearsal slot in the school's music room.

On A Friday played their first gig at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford late in 1986. Although some of the band left the area to attend university, they kept the band going by rehearsing at weekends and in school holidays. By 1991, they had regrouped, with only Greenwood left to complete his university course. They began to record a number of demo tapes and were managed by Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge, the owners of Courtyard Studios in Oxford.

The band signed a six-album record deal with EMI in 1991 when EMI's Keith Wozencroft went into the record shop in which Colin Greenwood worked. They changed the name of the band to Radiohead on EMI's request.

Radiohead's debut EP was entitled 'Drill'. Produced by Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade, who had previously produced work by The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr, the EP was released in March 1992. This was followed by 'Creep', which brought much media attention to the band, although Radio One deemed the track 'too depressing' to give it substantial airplay.

Discography (Albums): Pablo Honey (1993), The Bends (1995), OK Computer (1997), Kid A (2000), Amnesiac (2001), Hail to the Thief (2003), In Rainbows (2007), Radiohead: The Best Of (2008)

Hitting the Headlines: The success of 'Creep' and the Pablo Honey album nearly destroyed the band. Following the Pablo Honey tour, the band entered the studio with legendary producer John Leckie to record tracks for the second album.

Radiohead reached the Top 5 for the first time with the release of 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)'.

In 1996, Radiohead's 'Exit Music (For A Film)' was included in the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's Rome and Juliet.

Radiohead's first number one chart debut was with OK Computer, in 1997. The album received the Grammy Award for 'Best Alternative Music Album' as well as a nomination for 'Album of the Year'.

In 1999, Radiohead released the Grant Gee-directed Meeting People Is Easy documentary, as well as a compilation of their promotional videos, entitled 7 Television Commercials.

Kid A was Radiohead's first album to debut at the top of the US charts. The album earned the band another Grammy Award for 'Best Alternative Album' and another nomination for 'Album of the Year'.

Amnesiac was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and songs from the album were featured in the live record, entitled I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings.

In 2003, Nigel Godrich and Darrell Thorp won the Grammy award for 'Best Engineered Album' for their work on Hail to the Thief. The album was also nominated for 'Best Alternative Album'.

In 2007, Radiohead broke boundaries in the music industry by offering their seventh album In Rainbows for a download system in which the buyer decides how much they want to pay for the album. The digital release was later followed by a vinyl edition, which featured a bonus CD of the recording sessions as well as a book of artwork.

In 2008, Jonny Greenwood composed the score for the soundtrack to the blockbuster film There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day Lewis.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Radiohead Release New Track After Online Disappearing Act


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The High & Dry stars had followers on high alert when they deleted all of their postings from their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and frontman Thom Yorke also wiped his Twitter page clean.

The online stunt came a day after the group sent fans a cryptic note online, which read: "Sing the song of sixpence that goes 'Burn the witch'. We know where you live."

But on Monday (02May16), the band eased the tension by reactivating all the social media accounts and cross-posting three short clips of a stop motion music video featuring new track Burn The Witch.

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Album Of The Day: 'The Bends' By Radiohead


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Radiohead may have just today launched a creepy new song entitled 'Burn The Witch', but we're having a bit of a nostalgic moment reflecting on the fact that it's been over 20 years since they released their amazing second album 'The Bends'. They've come a long way.

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The artist... Radiohead formed in 1985 in Oxfordshire, with Thom Yorke on lead vocals. They didn't release their first album until 1993, when 'Pablo Honey' came out led by their stellar debut single 'Creep'. They've sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have won three Grammy Awards.

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Radiohead Release Video For New Track 'Burn The Witch'


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Hours after teasing fans with two mysterious, animated short clips via Instagram, Radiohead have delighted their legions of followers by releasing the music video for a new single ‘Burn the Witch’, the first from their brand new forthcoming album.

The Oxford five-piece, renowned for their ground-breaking albums, have spent most of 2016 dropped small clues online about a possible new release. Two days ago, on May 1st, they had removed virtually their entire online presence, whiting out their official website and deleting the content of their Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook accounts.

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After a rather mysterious weekend which saw the majority of Radiohead's official pages go offline, the band have uploaded this Trumpton styled video for what is thought to be their new single Burn The Witch. This is the first material that the band have released since their 2011 album King Of The Limbs.

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Radiohead Post Short Videos On Instagram After Deleting Online Presence Over The Weekend


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After deleting virtually their entire online presence over the weekend, Radiohead have now shared some new communication with their fans by posting two animated videos via their Instagram account.

On Sunday (May 1st), the group wiped the entire contents of their Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus accounts and their official website faded to white so that nothing could be seen. Many took this as a sign that the group were preparing a big official announcement concerning a new album.

However, at 6am British time on Tuesday, the following brief video of an animated bird chirping was posted on the group’s official Instagram account.

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Radiohead Shut Down Social Media Accounts


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The High & Dry stars deleted all of their postings from their Facebook and Twitter accounts and frontman Thom Yorke also wiped his Twitter.com page clean on Sunday (01May16).

The online stunt comes a day after the group sent fans a cryptic note online, which read: "Sing the song of sixpence that goes 'Burn the witch'. We know where you live."

Burn the Witch reportedly refers to a song the band recorded 13 years ago, according to Billboard.com

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Radiohead Manager 'Praying' Band Will Stream New Album


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Message was speaking at an exclusive event at the Wanstead Tap cafe in London, England, on Thursday night (14Apr16). During the occasion, at which just 30 people were in the audience, Message revealed the group's new record would be released in June (16) and promised fans it's “something that will probably make many of us go, ‘Wow!’ ”

He also told the crowd he's hoping Radiohead will make the decision to stream the album - a popular way to get music online nowadays.

"I’m looking forward to the day it does come out,” he said, according to Britain's The Guardian newspaper. "And I hope – I really hope – it does come out on streaming services. To say that’s been answered, believe me it hasn’t, but I’m praying every night that it does."

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Radiohead's Manager Says New Album Will Be Released "In June"


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Radiohead’s long-awaited new album is reportedly due to be released in June this year – at least according to the band’s manager. Brian Message was speaking at an event at a bar in London this week and is quoted as saying the record “will be like nothing you’ve ever heard”.

Message was speaking at an ‘In Conversation’ event at the London bar The Wanstead Tap, according to a tweet from the venue itself on Thursday evening (April 14th). The new record, which has been in the works for the best part of two years, is set to be the Oxford rock group’s first since 2011’s The King of Limbs.

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Iceland Festival Bosses Offer Up $1 Million Ticket


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Promoters sold two $200,000 (£142,000) tickets for the festival in 2015, and now one fan can experience "the ultimate festival experience" for themselves and five pals if he or she is prepared to pay the top price for a ticket to the music event in Reykjavík in June (16).

In return for a million bucks, the moneybags music fan will get a return flight in a private business jet from anywhere on the planet, round-the-clock access to two private luxury cars for a week in Iceland, two private concerts by prominent Icelandic musicians, complete access to the Secret Solstice 2016 event, a private aerial tour of Iceland, and access to the world's first concert inside the dormant magma chamber of a volcano, and private access to Iceland's world-famous Blue Lagoon.

The Secret Solstice presents Inside The Glacier event, the world's only event inside Langjokull glacier, has already sold out.

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Glastonbury 2016 - Plausible And Implausible Rumours


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It’s that time of year again: the annual rumour mill of who is going to be making appearances at Glastonbury, plausible or otherwise. Although the three Pyramid Stage headliners have been revealed – Muse on Friday, Adele on Saturday, and Coldplay rounding things off on Sunday – there are literally several hundred other slots to be filled on the numerous other stages.

The Sunday afternoon ‘legends slot’ has also already been confirmed, with ELO set to entertain the crowds. However, there are always rumours flying around during the festival itself as to who’s going to be making low-key, surprise appearances. The reformed Libertines did so last year, appearing at the Pyramid Stage. So, are there any major names that might do this in 2016?

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Rock Bands As LEGO

Radiohead - Adly Syairi Ramly, a self-proclaimed music and LEGO junkie, has transformed the toy brand's famous figures into some of the world's most iconic bands. Legendary acts such as the Beatles, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Pearl Jam have been given a LEGO makeover and photographed using only an iPhone 5 with no added desktop editing. - Malaysia - Wednesday 19th March 2014

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Performing Live At The Tampa Bay Times Forum In Tampa

Ed O Brien and Radiohead - Ed O'Brien of Radiohead Wednesday 29th February 2012 performing live at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa

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Ed O Brien and Radiohead
Ed O Brien and Radiohead
Ed O Brien and Radiohead
Ed O Brien and Radiohead
Ed O Brien and Radiohead

Oustide The Radiohead Charity Concert At The Henry Fonda Theatre In Benefit Of The Haiti Earthquake

Famke Janssen and Radiohead Sunday 24th January 2010 oustide the Radiohead charity concert at the Henry Fonda Theatre in benefit of the Haiti earthquake Los Angeles, California

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Famke Janssen and Radiohead
Famke Janssen and Radiohead

Oustide The Radiohead Charity Concert At The Henry Fonda Theatre In Benefit Of The Haiti Earthquake

Daniel Craig and Radiohead - Daniel Craig and Satsuki Mitchell Los Angeles, California - oustide the Radiohead charity concert at the Henry Fonda Theatre in benefit of the Haiti earthquake Sunday 24th January 2010

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Daniel Craig and Radiohead
Daniel Craig and Radiohead
Daniel Craig and Radiohead
Daniel Craig and Radiohead
Daniel Craig and Radiohead

Maggie Gyllenhaal And Her Fiance Peter Sarsgaard Leaving The Charity Radiohead Concert In Benefit Of The Haity Earthquake

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Radiohead Sunday 24th January 2010 Maggie Gyllenhaal and her fiance Peter Sarsgaard leaving the charity Radiohead concert in benefit of the Haity earthquake Los Angeles, California

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Radiohead
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Radiohead
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Radiohead
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Radiohead
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