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Manchester Arena To Remain Closed Until September


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Manchester Arena is reportedly set to remain closed until September after the shocking terrorist attack that killed 22 people last month.

A number of acts that had been due to perform at the 21,000 capacity venue over the next three months have been announcing re-arrangement, postponements or cancellations, as extensive refurbishment work at the Arena is being scheduled after a suicide bomber detonated a device in the foyer as fans were leaving Ariana Grande’s concert back on May 22nd.

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Thom Yorke's First Film Score Is Luca Guadagnino's 'Suspiria'


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In an exciting new development for the forthcoming horror reboot 'Suspiria', it seems Thom Yorke will be taking the reins for the musical score in his his feature film soundtrack debut. It's set to be markedly different from the original music set down by Italian progressive rock band Goblin 40 years ago.

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'Thom's art transcends the contemporary', said director Luca Guadagnino in a statement. 'To have the privilege of his music and sound for 'Suspiria' is a dream come true. The depth of his creation and artistic vision is so unique that our 'Suspiria' will sound groundbreaking and will deeply resonate with viewers. Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.'

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Radiohead Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Of 'OK Computer' With 'OKNotOK'


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To celebrate 20 years since the release of their first number one album 'OK Computer', Radiohead launch a boxed set edition entitled 'OKNotOK' featuring never before released material alongside the fully remastered original album. The band are on tour in Europe this summer. 

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It's hard to forget the British rock band's landmark 1997 album 'OK Computer', with tracks the likes of 'Paranoid Android', 'Lucky' and 'Karma Police'. Co-produced by Nigel Godrich, the album was their first release to reach number one in the UK charts and now we're revisiting it in all its glory.

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Coachella Announces Beyonce, Radiohead And Kendrick Lamar As Headliners For 2017


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The 2017 line-up for the prestigious Coachella Festival in three months’ time has been announced, with Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar revealed as the headliners.

Spanning the two weekends of April 14th-16th and April 21st-23rd, Coachella returns for its 18th edition and will once again be held at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

The organisers announced on Tuesday (January 3rd) that its landed a superstar name for the Saturday nights in the shape of Beyonce, who released her lauded album Lemonade less than a year ago. While she's helped her husband Jay-Z headline, and then appearing with her younger sister Solange during her slot in 2014, Bey has never played the festival in her own right.

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Jim Pusey's Top Ten Albums Of 2016


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Yet the shifting social landscape and loss of musical icons doesn't seem to have galvanised any one artistic movement in response, surely that's on the horizon for 2017. But while this annus horribilis may not be remembered for a particular genre or artist capturing the cultural zeitgeist, it did reinforce the simple point that the concept of an album is not dead yet. From Bowie and Cohen quite brilliantly using the format as a last will and testament, Beyonce's lavish visual album for Lemonade, to Kanye and Frank Ocean bypassing some methods of traditional distribution, it's clear that the digital age of single song downloads hasn't killed the album as an artistic statement. Vinyl has helped to massively bolster sales of physical products too, emphasising the artistic merits of the album beyond simply the music on the record.

With that in mind, many well-established artists delivered records vying for position with their best work. Bands such as Weezer, Green Day, Biffy Clyro, and Against Me! may not be making many end of year top ten lists, but their output in 2016 has been impressively solid. Even Metallica returned with a record that lived up to its hype. Elsewhere other artists produced records that at an earlier point in the year would certainly have made my list; Ray LaMontagne, Brian Fallon, Iggy Pop, Shearwater, Wye Oak, A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Mould, PJ Harvey, Joseph Arthur, and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, all comfortably fit into that category. Of particular note was the album, which kept appearing on my list and then just falling frustratingly into a lower position. Underworld's Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future is a glorious album. It's two men at a very different point in their lives using the music of their youth to paint a portrait of life post 50, and the result is uplifting and hopeful in a way that many other albums weren't this year. I'm delighted that Underworld has picked up a Grammy nomination for such a great record.

One final mention before sharing my ten favourite records of 2016 is for Jimmy Broomfield. Performing under the name Heart Of Oak, his debut EP, aptly titled EP 1, was released this year. It's a collection of songs that are deeply personal and wonderfully intimate with their bare bones performances. His song-writing is both clever and witty and if you're looking for some home-grown talent with a promising future you need look no further than Heart Of Oak's website.

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Radiohead Confirmed As First Headliners For Glastonbury Festival 2017


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Radiohead have been officially confirmed as the first headliners at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival, after a number of rumours strongly suggested that they would be one of the three bill-topping acts.

Glastonbury’s organiser Emily Eavis confirmed the news that many had been expecting on Thursday afternoon, posting on Instagram: “YES! Radiohead will be back at Worthy Farm and we really can't wait!”

Radiohead logoRadiohead's 'bear head' logo appeared on the grass near the Pyramid Stage this week

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Skepta Wins The 2016 Mercury Prize


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Grime star Skepta has edged out competition from red hot favourite David Bowie to win the 2016 Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa in London.

The crowd at the Hammersmith Apollo erupted when Skepta’s name was announced as the eventual winner of the prestigious prize by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker on Thursday night (September 16th).

The bookies had tipped David Bowie to win posthumously for his final album Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January this year, but the 33 year North London rapper was not very far behind in their estimations either.

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David Bowie, Radiohead And Skepta Included On 2016 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist


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Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.

The 12-strong shortlist, picked by a panel of music critics, industry figures and artists, was announced on Thursday morning (August 4th) on BBC Radio 6 Music. David Bowie’s 25th and final album Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January this year, is already being touted as one of the favourites to win the overall prize when the winner is announced on September 15th.

Radiohead’s recent album A Moon Shaped Pool makes the Oxford five-piece the most nominated act in Mercury Prize history. Their albums OK Computer, Amnesiac, Hail To the Thief and In Rainbows all made shortlists in previous years, and this doesn’t even count lead singer Thom Yorke’s nomination for his 2006 solo album The Eraser. However, they have not yet won the award.

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Primavera Sound Festival - Live Review


Thursday: As you walk the steady incline up to the festival site, chatter sparks from all directions from your fellow festival-goers as you reach the first gate to pass through. Swallowed by the atmosphere, you briefly snap out of your daze and remind yourself that you're surrounded by your friends equally happy to be reunited together.

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Todd Terje is on in 20 minutes at the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage. Inhaling from my cigarette I look up and see a small stage to my left but more impressively, the Parc Del Forum at large. It's a beautiful structure which dominates the immediate skyline, towering over the site and its weekend habitants with the Mediterranean ocean stretching out behind it. You're at Primavera Sound - and trust me when I say that it's one of the best festivals you can experience on this side of the Atlantic.

We enter the Sound System Stage and I immediately notice that the speakers are ridiculously crisp. With Terje about to start, we queue up for some incredibly boozy mojitos and caipirinhas and head over to the tent which is already packed at 4pm. He is warmly welcomed onto the stage by a happy-go-lucky crowd as he punches into his much loved disco-revivalism, fiddles with classics and modern tracks alike as well as throwing in a couple of his much beloved hits. 

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Radiohead Fans Attacked By Radicals At Album Listening Party In Istanbul


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A group of Radiohead fans miraculously survived a vicious attack in Istanbul this weekend after their album listening party was stormed by Islamic radicals who violently assaulted them with pipes and beer bottles. The band has since reached out to express their support for the victims.

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Radiohead supporters took to the Velvet Indieground record shop in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday (June 17th 2016) for an official album listening party of the band's latest release 'A Moon Shaped Pool'. They were not able to enjoy much of the event though as they were soon stormed by a bunch of armed Islamist radicals who were allegedly angered by the fans drinking alcohol during the month of Ramadan. No deaths or serious injuries have been reported.

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Thom Yorke Plays Surprise Gig At Oxford Garden Party


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Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke surprised guests at a small Oxford garden party this weekend by performing a short set of songs.

A Reddit user posted the news on Sunday afternoon (June 12th), after apparently receiving a text from his father reading: “in Oxford at [a] garden party with Suzie's neighbours, about to hear entertainment from neighbour Tom York of Radiohead!”

Later on, a video shot by another attendee at the party surfaced, showing the frontman sat with just an acoustic guitar. It’s said that Yorke performed for around 30 minutes, playing ‘Desert Island Disk’, ‘No Surprises’, ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’, ‘Reckoner’ and ‘I Might Be Wrong’.

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Preview Of Primavera Sound Festival 2016


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Situated in Barcelona at Parc del Forum by the seaside, it's garnered international acclaim for obtaining some of the most diverse line-ups in the circuit, accommodating for some of the most iconic and internationally known artists as well as celebrating independent and underground music. It provides an inter-generational space for music lovers and festival-goers the world over.

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The main festival this year is spread out over four days, beginning on the 1st of June and ending on the 5th. Throughout that time-frame well over 200 artists will perform at one of the most sought after festivals of the summer, which has now completely sold out. Spread out over nine stages (including a Hidden Stage), Primavera Sound will be bringing once again an eclectic line-up to the sunny shores of Barcelona.

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Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool Album Review


The longevity of Radiohead comes from their willingness to experiment throughout their career, and with that earnest dedication to creativity both through their music, their distribution methods (which have become revolutionary) and how they promote themselves, they are still recognisable and distinguished from anyone else. Whether it's from rock defining albums like The Bends and OK Computer, to the rich and alienating electronic soundscape that is Kid A and the incorporation of both these aspects on the politically outraged Hail to the Thief, or even to the fidgety electronic and ambient undertow of The King of Limbs, it is always Radiohead.

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool Album Review

'A Moon Shaped Pool' is unarguably experimental, but feels like an exception to the rule. It's strange yet familiar, like recalling a dream from a week ago while doing something mundane in your day. This album is an exercise in the uncanny, in part because several of the songs on here are previously heard but unreleased favourites by fans. It's emotional in a similar vein to 'In Rainbows', and there's still some hints of cryptic notions about paranoia and anxiety, but with that Thom Yorke has never sounded so clear and vivid in his vocal delivery. It seems to be an album of tenderness and acceptance of those insecurities. Perhaps this is their most personal release to date, as a lot of discussion has arisen concerning Yorke's separation from his partner of 23 years, and Nigel Godrich has mentioned the death of his father while making the album and the impact that's had on 'A Moon Shaped Pool'. It's melodically one of their most accessible albums to date, yet with enough meticulous detail to make one always feel some pang of anxiety and uneasiness. Patience is the virtue of 'A Moon Shaped Pool', and it benefits entirely from it.

The musical arrangements and touches of ambience-bordering-psychedelia swirl 'A Moon Shaped Pool' together to feel thematically consistent which is an impressive feat. Credit must be given to long time collaborator, producer, and unofficial sixth member of the band Nigel Godrich with some of his best work since Beck's 'Sea Change'. To consider the knife-sharp strings of the first track 'Burn The Witch' with its wry lyrical listing of groupthink in comparison to the following track 'Daydreaming'. A subdued, sighing ballad with a distorted piano melody with such delicate simplicity metamorphosing into vivid detail before drifting back to its skeleton clauses, the effect is hypnotic. The melody for 'Dark Decks' is the quintessential Radiohead melody. It could have comfortably belonged on OK Computer with its science-fiction led lyrics, its sense of scale, gravitas and impending doom. 'Ful Stop' and 'Identikit' breathe in some energy and brooding synths within the album. Identikit particularly is a standout, its driving bass at the beginning by Colin Greenwood, it's shingling guitars at the break, and a moment of pure bliss with an ethereal choir chanting "Broken hearts, make it rain" while synth chords build, ending with a wonderful guitar solo will leave you short of breath. The startlingly blunt 'Glass Eyes' depicts a man experiencing a panic attack on a commute, which is borderline melodrama so rarely personalised by Yorke's lyrics. All this is accompanied by Jonny Greenwood's string arrangements swaying above, which although beautiful throughout 'A Moon Shaped Pool', stands out particularly here and on 'Tinker Tailor Solider Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Begger Man Thief'.

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Radiohead - Burn The Witch


After a rather mysterious weekend which saw the majority of Radiohead's official pages go offline, the band have uploaded this Trumpton style 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'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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Radiohead Fans Angry And Disappointed As Roundhouse Tickets Sell Out Rapidly


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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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Radiohead And Suede To Headline Primavera Sound 2016


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The 2016 line-up for Primavera Sound in Barcelona has finally been announced, with the likes of Radiohead, Suede and Brian Wilson heading up the event this summer. It's the sixteenth edition of the festival, and is bringing a broader range of musical talent than ever before.

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Radiohead will be bringing a taste of their yet to be released upcoming album to not only Primavera, but also a string of shows later in the year in their first tour since 2012. They'll be joined by LCD Soundsystem making their big comeback with James Murphy, Brian Wilson performing the whole of 'Pet Sounds' and, of course, Suede who will be performing not one but two shows no doubt showcasing their latest album 'Night Thoughts', which is due to be released tomorrow (January 22nd 2016).

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke Composes Score For Pinter Play On Broadway


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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has written what’s been described as an ‘epic and heartbreaking’ score for an new Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, starring Clive Owen and Eve Best at New York’s Roundabout theatre.

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In a statement about the project Yorke said he'd "enjoyed exploring through music the script's themes of love and memory as well as Pinter's rhythms, twists and turns.”

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Jonny Greenwood Talks New Radiohead Album: "We've Changed Our Method"


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There’s always a tingle of anticipation when it comes to a new Radiohead album, and it seems that fans are going to be in for something a bit unexpected next time. Jonny Greenwood, the band’s guitarist, has indicated that the band has “changed our method” again.

In an interview with The Sunday Guardian, conversation turned to the group’s planned follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs, the recording process for which has been under way for “a couple of months”.

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Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead

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Radiohead Will Contribute An Unreleased Track To The "Inherent Vice" Soundtrack


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Calling all Radiohead diehards – Christmas has come early. A previously unreleased track by the band features in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. The director’s adaptation of a Nicholas Pichon novel is already one of the most anticipated films of the year, and the song, Spooks, along with the soundtrack by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, is just another reason to be excited.

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Director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Fans (and everyone else, for that matter) won’t get to hear the song until Inherent Vice hits US theaters on December 12, but the title might ring a bell. Spooks was one of the tracks the band was experimenting with ahead of the release of their 2006 EP In Rainbows and the subsequent tour. The track only saw 20 live performances, after which the band retired it, and it was not included in the In Rainbows.  

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Singles Chart To Include Streaming Services


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After a veritable explosion in the usage of online music streaming services over the past few years it has recently been announced that the UK singles chart will incorporate streaming sites into its accumulation of data. Previously, the chart was completed by both physical and online sales but the new-fangled incorporation of streaming services looks set to alter the makeup of the singles chart forever. What’s more, the fact that streaming services are being incorporated highlights a distinct shift in the way consumers are choosing to listen to music- eschewing physical and even digital purchases in favour of instant access to vast archives of music from a myriad of eras and styles.

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Thom Yorke of Radiohead has been a vocal critic of streaming services due to royalty issues.

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"Unacceptable" Terms Of YouTube's Music Service Could Spell Mass Exodus For Indie Labels


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Videos from independent music labels could start disappearing from YouTube in the coming weeks, as the website has reached an impasse in the negotiations with several record companies. As YouTube prepares to launch a brand new music service, which would dispense with ads and allow users to download full-length albums, contracts have been negotiated with the three major labels – Sony, Universal and Warner. The indies, as represented by WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) have not been offered the same deal, according to Forbes. This could mean that soon, indie artists like Adele and Radiohead could start disappearing from the site. The wipe would exclude videos under the VEVO umbrella, but live performances and particularly rare recordings are under threat.

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Artists like Adele tend to pride themselves on their indie status, but it could now do them a huge disservice.

Independent labels have instead been offered template contracts with unacceptable, but non-negotiable terms which undercut the rates of services like Spotify and Rdio.

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Wu-Tang Clan And Five Other Rare Records You Won't Own


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So it looks like there's no hope of us getting our hands on a copy of the Wu Tang Clan's new album‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, since only one is being released. The rap group are trying to bring back the idea that music is a form of art, by making something incredibly rare and very unatainable. Whilst an interesting idea, it got us wondering what other extremley rare records are out there? Well we found these five, but understandably they weren't in our personal collection. 

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Bruce Springsteen Fans Are Crazy! Roads Closed, Camping In Queues & Thousands Spent For Cardiff Show


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We reckon 1D fans or Justin Bieber fans are rabid because they're mainly hormonal young girls but Bruce Springsteen appeals to a rather different demographic who have been mirroring the obsessive antics of the tweensters. 'The Boss' will perform tonight (23 July) to 29,000 fans at a sold out show, with some making absolutely sure they didn't miss out on a front row position in the standing area of the arena.

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Springsteen: A True Guitar Hero.

BBC News spoke to Warrington fan Tony Tower who admitted he'd been camped outside Millenium Stadium for five days. Mr. Tower explained his need to be at the very front: "It's all about getting under the mic - it's better to be in the pit than out of it. It's the heart of the concert." He also admitted that he'd spent more than £1,300 on tickets to see his idol and that was all OK with his wife, saying "It's not about the cost - it's about the experience. My wife tells me I can afford it." Spoken like a true fan!

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How To Disappear Completely: Thom Yorke Yanks Songs From Spotify


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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has pulled both his solo songs and those made with group Atoms For Peace from music streaming service Spotify over the company's current royalties model. Yorke and his long-time producer Nigel Godrich took to Twitter this week to explain their reasoning for yanking the tracks.

"The numbers don't even add up for Spotify yet. But it's not about that. It's about establishing the model which will be extremely valuable," Godrich tweeted. "Meanwhile small labels and new artists can't even keep their lights on. It's just not right."

He continued: "Streaming suits [back] catalogue. But [it] cannot work as a way of supporting new artists' work. Spotify and the like either have to address that fact and change the model for new releases or else all new music producers should be bold and vote with their feet. [Streaming services] have no power without new music."

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Radiohead Frontman Talks About His Self-Consciousness Over His Right Eye


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Thom Yorke, the frontman for the band Radiohead, used to be very self-conscious of his unusual eye. The musician was born with his right eye fused shut, and had to have corrective surgery to open it, although it is still noticeable different. He admits that while he was a teenager, he disliked it, although he gained a huge confidence boost when a woman referred to is as his 'best feature'.

Related: Thom Yorke To Release New Album ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ Using BitTorrent Client

In a recent interview aimed at teenagers, Yorke stated that : ''When I was your age I was convinced that girls would think that was really not nice at all. I worked in this pub and this old woman - she was so funny - she used to come in all the time, and she was the first person who really said to me, 'It's the nicest thing about you.' ''

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Reg Presley Dies, The Troggs Singer Passes Away At 71


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As reports state, Reg Presley dies age 71. The Troggs singer had been suffering with lung cancer for the past year.

As The Independent report, last January Presley made public his lung cancer diagnosis. "As you all know, I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital, tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad," he wrote. "However I've had to call time on The Troggs and retire. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the cards and calls and for your love, loyalty and support over the years."

The Troggs are the band behind the success of the iconic song 'Wild Thing' which was a major hit both in the UK and US during the '60s. The band enjoyed repeated fame and success during the '90s when their song 'Love is All Around' was covered by Wet Wet Wet and Radiohead, the latter with whom they recorded an album. Presley and The Troggs continued gigging right up until the singer's diagnosis. Over the past two decades he has also been known for his interest in crop circles and UFOs. He has even published a book about them. 

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Thom Yorke Will "Sue The Living Sh-t Out" David Cameron...


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...If he uses any Radiohead songs in an electoral campaign, that is. Mr Yorke issued a fairly frank warning to Britain's Prime Minster in a rare interview with Drowned in Sound (via NME).

"Politics is not a fun thing to write about... I can't say I love the idea of a banker liking our music, or David Cameron. I can't believe he'd like [Radiohead's last album] The King of Limbs much. But I also equally think, who cares?" Yorke said. He continued: "As long as he doesn't use it for his election campaigns, I don't care. I'd sue the living shit out of him if he did." It's not the first time the Prime Minister has come under fire for using music in his election campaign (even though he hasn't actually used any of Radiohead's music) - the members of Keane criticised Mr Cameron for using the band's song 'Everybody's Changing' before the last election in 2010. At the time, frontman Richard Hughes tweeted: "The Tories played Keane at their manifesto launch. Am horrified. To be clear - we were not asked. I will not vote for them."

In 1997, the Labour Party used D:Ream's track Things Can Only Get Better as the keynote anthem for its campaign. But lead singer Peter Cunnah reportedly said: "I didn't mind it being used at the time because my band was nearly finished and I thought it would make us part of history." (via Sky News)

Jet-Set Life Style: International Actress Of The Year Marion Cotillard Lands At LAX


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Ah, the life of the jet-setter. Marion Cotillard was spotted by the Daily Mail, landing at LAX on Thursday (November 1, 2012), after winning an award at Harper’s Bazaar’s Women of the Year Awards in London the night before. Marion picked up the gong for International Actor of the Year at the glittering, celebrity-studded ceremony.

Cotillard was looking pretty pleased with herself as she arrived in Los Angeles, dressed casually in dark trousers, a knitted sweater and blazer, all toped off with a bakers’ boy hat, hiding her hair. The Dark Knight Rises star had opted against wearing any make-up but hey, if you’re on a along haul flight and you have the face of Marion Cotillard… frankly, who needs make-up?

At the awards show, however, it was an entirely different matter, as she looked positively sparkling. Teaming up a pair of striking white shoes with a black dress, which had a touch of ‘The Black Swan’ about it, Cotillard accessorised her outfir with a sparkling diamond necklace.

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UK Album Releases, October 22, 2012: Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, Dappy, Kate Rusby


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It’s a mixed bag for UK albums, as the release schedule starts to slow in preparation for the big race for the Christmas sales market. This week, Jake Bugg toppled Mumford & Sons from what looked to be a pretty comfortable reign at the top of the albums chart. But can he stay there for a second week or do any of this week’s releases have what to takes to shift him?

The strongest competition for Jake will be coming from across the pond, in the shape of the fourth studio album from Taylor Swift entitled Red.

She performed on the X Factor results show here last weekend and her last album, 2010’s Speak Now reached number six. Her profile has increased considerably since then, though – thanks in no small part to her contribution to the Hunger Games soundtrack. If anyone can shift Bugg from the top spot, we reckon it’s Taylor.

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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

Atoms For Peace, Flea, Radiohead and Thom Yorke - Atoms For Peace, featuring Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Flea of Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tuesday 3rd August 2010 at Fuji Rock Festival Niigata, Japan

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Atoms For Peace, Flea, Radiohead and Thom Yorke
Atoms For Peace, Flea, Radiohead and Thom Yorke
Atoms For Peace, Flea, Radiohead and Thom Yorke
Atoms For Peace, Flea, Radiohead and Thom Yorke
Atoms For Peace, Flea, Radiohead and Thom Yorke

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

Famke Janssen and Radiohead
Famke Janssen and Radiohead
Famke Janssen and Radiohead

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

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

Thom Yorke and Radiohead - Thom Yorke of Radiohead Saturday 29th August 2009 at Leeds & Reading Festival Leeds, England

Thom Yorke and Radiohead
Thom Yorke and Radiohead

Radiohead - Thom Yorke Radiohead Saturday 29th August 2009 at Leeds & Reading Festival Leeds, England

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Radiohead - Saturday 29th August 2009 at Leeds & Reading Festival Leeds, England

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Radiohead Monday 25th August 2008 Mary-Kate Olsen leaving the Radiohead concert at the Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California

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Mary-kate Olsen and Radiohead
Mary-kate Olsen and Radiohead
Mary-kate Olsen and Radiohead
Mary-kate Olsen and Radiohead
Mary-kate Olsen and Radiohead

Radiohead Friday 8th August 2008 All Points West Festival at Liberty State Park - Day 1 Jersey City, New Jersey

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Radiohead - Ed O'Brien London, England - Radiohead performs live in concert at Victoria Park Tuesday 24th June 2008

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Radiohead Friday 6th June 2008 perform live on the first night of their European tour at Malahide Castle Dublin, Ireland

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Britney Spears and Radiohead Wednesday 7th May 2008 in good spirits leaves Bally Total Fitness in Culver City while holding the Radiohead album 'In Rainbows' Los Angeles, California

Britney Spears and Radiohead
Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Britney Spears and Radiohead
Britney Spears and Radiohead

Radiohead and Thom Yorke Monday 1st May 2006 Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke from Radiohead play live at Koko as part of The Big Ask Live benefit concert London, England

Radiohead and Thom Yorke

Radiohead Tuesday 9th May 2006 Radiohead performs in concert at the Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, Holland

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Radiohead Thursday 18th May 2006 Radiohead performing in concert at Carling Apollo Hammersmith London, England

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