Radiohead Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


16th September 2015

Fact: Rocker Thom Yorke used the Rag & Bone New York Fashion Week presentation on Monday (14Sep15) to debut new track Villain. The haunting tune, featuring students from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, served as the soundtrack for the clothing brand's new collection and played as the models strutted down the runway. The Radiohead frontman previously provided the music for Rag & Bone shows in 2011 and 2013.


3rd October 2014

Fact: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's new solo album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes has been downloaded 1.2 million times since he launched it via filesharing service BitTorrent last week (ends26Sep14).


15th September 2013

Fact: A cassette featuring a rare Radiohead demo from 1986 has sold for $3,000 (£2,000) at auction in England. The tape features six songs which were never officially released.


5th March 2013

Fact: Radiohead rocker Jonny Greenwood went classical during a low-key gig in Australia on Friday (01Mar13) when he joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra Underground for an intimate show. The guitarist accepted an invitation to join forces with the classical musicians at their Sydney concert in a loft apartment, where Greenwood performed a cover of composer Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint.


5th November 2012

Fact: Four demo tapes recorded by the members of Radiohead when they were known as On A Friday have been put up for auction on eBay.com. The early recordings, featuring songs like Give It Up and Climbing Up A Bloody Great Hill, have been listed as one lot with a starting price of $49,600 (£31,000).


21st February 2012

Fact: Fans can get their hands on this year's (12) Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival tickets on Saturday (25Feb12), just one week after organisers were forced to shut down purchasing due to overwhelming demand and technical problems. The highly-anticipated four-day event will kick off in Tennessee in June (12) with headliners Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the newly-reunited Beach Boys.


14th December 2011

Fact: Rockers Radiohead have taken aim at a major British newspaper in new track The Daily Mail. The band's new single, available to download from Monday (19Dec11), features the lyrics, "Singing we're here to keep your prices down, we'll feed you to the hounds, to the Daily Mail."


4th May 2011

Fact: Rockers Radiohead are to perform their latest album, The King Of Limbs, live in its entirety for broadcast on the Bbc in July (11).


6th April 2011

Fact: British groups including Radiohead, Supergrass and Foals are among the bands featured in a new documentary about the music scene in the city of Oxford, England. Anyone Can Play Guitar - named after a Radiohead song - will tell the story of local bands who have achieved success and those who have failed.


10th March 2011

Fact: Radiohead star Thom Yorke wowed clubgoers at tiny Los Angeles nightspot The Airliner on Wednesday night (09Mar11) when he showed up to DJ.


14th February 2011

Fact: British rockers Radiohead have abandoned the 'honesty box' system they used to sell their last album IN RAINBOWS. Their new record, THE KING OF LIMBS, will have a fixed price when it is released on 19 February (11).


26th May 2010

Fact: Former THE AUTEURS frontman LUKE HAINES is set to spit more vitriol at his Britpop rivals - he's releasing a follow-up to his 2009 autobiography, BAD VIBES. The as-yet-untitled book, due for release next year (11), is a sequel to his first tome, in which Haines slammed fellow 1990s British bands including Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead.


6th March 2010

Fact: Radiohead star Jonny Greenwood is to score director Anh Hung Tran’s movie adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel Norwegian Wood. The musician, who is currently the composer-in-residence with the BBC Concert Orchestra in London, won acclaim for music he created for 2007 film There Will Be Blood.


25th February 2010

Fact: Radiohead rocker Thom Yorke has finally settled on a name for his new side project. Yorke debuted the then-untitled group, which features the Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist Flea, in Los Angeles last October (09), and he has now decided to call the band ATOMS FOR PEACE.


11th December 2009

Quote: "My favourite Radiohead period has to be Kid A. Especially the song Everything in Its Right Place. It doesn't sound very happy. That song scared me so much when I first heard it. I became obsessed with it." Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is a massive fan of British rockers RADIOHEAD.


17th September 2009

Fact: Radiohead are the kings of U.K. festivals - they were voted Best Band of the Summer in a poll by British rock magazine NME for their performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals this year (09).


26th July 2009

Fact: Thom Yorke has penned a new track for the forthcoming TWILIGHT sequel NEW MOON. Director Chris Weitz persuaded the Radiohead rocker to contribute after admitting he was putting his favourite songs in the movie.


14th July 2009

Fact: Stars including R.E.M singer Michael Stipe, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, and PIXIES rocker Frank Black have recorded tracks for a compilation album in honour of former MIRACLE LEGION frontman MARK MULCAHY's wife Melissa, who died last year (08).


31st March 2009

Fact: Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead will headline this year's (09) U.K. Reading and Leeds festivals. The Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party and THE Prodigy will also appear at the legendary British music event, which will take place from 28 - 30 August.


19th December 2008

Fact: Superproducer Mark Ronson has created a list of his top 100 acts of all time, including THE Beatles, Radiohead and GUNS N' ROSES. Ronson had mentions for recent collaborators THE Kaiser Chiefs and Lily Allen but left his Grammy Award-winning pal Amy Winehouse off the list.


11th October 2008

Fact: Bjork's new single, NATTURA, will feature backing vocals from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.


3rd October 2008

Fact: Rockers Radiohead will use a video shot by a fan as the promo for their new single, RECKONER instead of a video featuring the band.


13th August 2008

Fact: Radiohead have penned the soundtrack for Fight Club writer CHUCK PALAHNIUK's new film CHOKE.


30th July 2008

Fact: The Kinks have topped a new U.S. online poll to find the Best Sibling Band in music history. The British group, fronted by feuding brothers RAY and DAVE DAVIES, beat Van Halen, Heart and Radiohead to top the new Rolling Stone list.


29th July 2008

Quote: "Even though we have chart-shattering tunes of our own, we also have music we enjoy listening to." Gnarls Barkley's CEE-LO GREEN reveals his admiration for Radiohead at the duo's show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday night (27Jul08), before performing a cover of the British rockers' song RECKONER.


25th June 2008

Quote: "I always forget the words of this one, it doesn't matter though because they're f**king nonsense!" Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has a low opinion of their new track BANGERS + MASH.


17th June 2008

Fact: Radiohead, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Gnarls Barkley have been named among the top acts to appear at this year's Lollapalooza festival, which will take place at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois over the weekend beginning 1 August (08).


30th May 2008

Quote: "I dreamt about Radiohead last night and Westlife the night before. Which is the perfect blend of what we're trying to do musically." Coldplay star Chris Martin gets subconscious inspiration from fellow British bands.


27th March 2008

Fact: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has remixed a classical music track for upcoming LP CORTICAL SONGS, a collection of reworked tunes by a variety of British rockers. The project is set to be released in May (08).


11th March 2008

Fact: British rockers Radiohead are to play a free concert for BBC Radio 2 in April (08) at the BBC's Radio Theatre, situated in central London's Broadcasting House. The show will be the band's first live performance since their intimate gig at London's 93 Feet East in January (08).


14th February 2008

Fact: Radiohead have given internet remix outlet AMPLIVE permission to give away a new remixed version of their IN RAINBOWS album, RAINY DAYZ, as a free download. The British band made history last year (07) when they released In Rainbows online as a pay-what-you-want download.


30th January 2008

Quote: "My mate wanted to go. I said I was tired. Maybe if they play again. But to be honest, probably not." Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wasn't upset about missing Led Zeppelin's London reunion concert in December (07).


30th January 2008

Quote: "For some reason, we think too much. We're method actors. For us, it's always hard." Radiohead star Thom Yorke explains the band's serious demeanour.


25th January 2008

Fact: British rockers Radiohead are set to perform a concert featuring tracks from their latest album In Rainbows for a TV special for the BBC.


17th December 2007

Quote: "The astonishing thing about JONNY is that he didn't study composition... He is the resident composer for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and he scored the whole thing himself. I don't know how he did it." Daniel Day-Lewis was impressed by Radiohead star JONNY GREENWOOD's score for his new movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD.


17th December 2007

Quote: "What Radiohead did shocked everybody. It was a genius idea. I'm sure someone (in hip-hop) will follow that model." JAY-Z is impressed with the British rockers' IN RAINBOWS download release.


13th December 2007

Quote: "I'm not this callous clown walking around laughing at life all the time. But I'm not part of the self-pitying brigade, so please don't put a Radiohead album on." JOHNNY ROTTEN - real name John Lydon - slams the media's portrayal of him as a hostile punk.


11th December 2007

Quote: "It was really fun. All this s**t kicked off and we were all just sitting at home going, 'What?' It was brilliant. Hard hats on!" Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke on the world's reaction when the band announced their album, In Rainbows, would be available to download at any price.


30th October 2007

Quote: "I haven't gone all 1968, we won't be asking for people to decide what price they'd like to pay. They will be reassuringly expensive." The Streets star MIKE SKINNER pokes fun at Radiohead's decision to allow fans to chose how much they pay for their new album.


11th October 2007

Fact: Radiohead sold over 300,000 copies of new album RAINBOWS on Wednesday (10Oct07) after allowing fans to choose how much they pay for it.


10th September 2007

Fact: Radiohead guitarist JONNY GREENWOOD has scored the music for director Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD.


16th August 2007

Fact: Radiohead's hugely anticipated new album has been postponed until 2008. There's still confusion about which label the band's seventh album will be released on - they're currently out of their record contract.


16th August 2007

Fact: Radiohead's hugely anticipated new album has been postponed until 2008. There's still confusion about which label the band's seventh album will be released on - they're currently out of their record contract.


8th January 2007

Fact: Radiohead guitarist JONNY GREENWOOD has compiled an album of his favourite reggae tunes for release on the revered Trojan/Sanctuary label. The album, JONNY GREENWOOD IS THE CONTROLLER, will be released in March (07).


15th November 2006

Fact: Radiohead artwork is set to go on display in Barcelona, Spain later this month (NOV06) at the Stanley Donwood + Dr Tchock: Paintings, Etc collection hosted by Iguapop Gallery.


25th October 2006

Fact: Radiohead rocker Thom Yorke has surprised fans by revealing HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY, taken from 2000's KID A album is the band's best song He explains, "It's the most beautiful thing we ever did, I think "


1st August 2006

Quote: "You can't disappear for six months and come back and expect it to be wonderful. By rights now, we should have split up. Isn't that what we're supposed to do at this point?" Radiohead star Thom Yorke raises questions about the British group's future.


5th April 2006

Fact: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's first solo album will feature a track the rocker wrote for the soundtrack for Richard Linklater's film adaptation of the sci-fi classic, A SCANNER DARKLY.


27th March 2006

Fact: Reggae greats TOOTS HIBBERT and Citizen Cope are among the acts on the quirkiest album release of the year - a reggae tribute to Radiohead's classic 1997 CD OK COMPUTER. The disc, due for release this summer (06), will be called RADIODREAD.


31st January 2006

Fact: <p>British rockers Radiohead will headline the 11th annual V Festival, at both sites in Chelmsford and Stafford, England, on 20 and 21 of August (06). </p>


22nd September 2005

Quote: <p>"Seeing Radiohead was like being in church." Sheryl Crow has the utmost respect for the British rockers. </p>


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