Rockers Radiohead have been relegated to the opening act at a gala - after the show's director picked the running order with the role of a dice.

The PARANOID ANDROID band have been performing at the five-night dance gala SPLIT SIDES in New York this week (ends17OCT03), but were reduced to a 20-minute opening slot by legendary 84-year-old director MERCE CUNNINGHAM.

Cunnigham used a ritualistic roll of a die to decide upon the order of music, decor, costumes and lighting at the event - which decreed Iceland's lesser know band SIGUR ROS should be awarded the headlining berth.

16/10/2003 13:43