We spent an hour listening to today’s episode of Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing so you don’t have to.
Disclaimer: All quotes from Thom Yorke were spoken in a British accent. We advise the use of your imagination.
- Alec Baldwin asks listeners: “What’s in your wallet?” (A whopping $2, Al, what’s in yours?) Read More
Radiohead’s digital release of new album The King of Limbs was bumped up by a day, thanks, apparently, to a good tech team and an eager band. “With everything ready on their website, the band decided to bring forward the release,” said the band’s press release. The Observer hasn’t paid for a copy yet (unlike Read More
As this blog encompasses culture, I suppose we’re contractually obligated to mention this year’s Grammy nominations. So here goes… The lucky nominees were announced last night at LA’s Nokia Theatre during a live televised event that CBS humbly called “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.” (Guess they needed to remind Read More
Stereogum is right—a "Love Lockdown"/"Reckoner" mash-up was "inevitable." But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth five minutes of your time, particularly considering it’s both an audio mash-up (courtesy of DJ Earworm) and a video mash-up (courtesy of Instamatic). Furthermore, the original Radiohead video actually isn’t by Radiohead at all. Read More
Yesterday, Radiohead launched yet another experiment in populist pop. To mark the release of “Reckoner”—In Rainbows’ best moment—the British quintet made each of the song’s constituent parts, its “stems,” available for download on iTunes and Garageband. Now anyone with a computer, a little creativity, and $.99, can create their own “Reckoner.” “Sample, cut, take the Read More
Maybe you’re thinking of checking out All Points West this weekend, the inaugural East Coast version of the Coachella Music Festival that starts today and runs through Sunday in a giant, grassy park on the Hudson River waterfront. Sounds pretty good, right? Summer’s drawing to a close, so what could be better Read More
There’s nothing like a good feud between two massively iconic rock artists to keep the fanboys sweating. And that’s just what happened last week when an unlikely Internet controversy erupted between Prince and Radiohead. See, Prince did a rendition of Radiohead’s 1993 break-through hit, “Creep” at this year’s Coachella Music Festival in late April. And Read More
Some exciting music news from the Brits today: A new multi-format Radiohead best-of compilation (aptly titled, The Best Of) is due out June 2 in the U.K. on the band’s former label, Parliphone/EMI, Pitchfork reports. What hits will the disc include? "Paranoid Android," "Fake Plastic Trees" and (bringing it back to ’93!) Read More
It’s confirmed: Radiohead will headline the first two nights of the inaugural All Points West Music & Arts Festival, which takes place Aug. 8-10 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J, Pitchfork reports. The three-day festival is being produced by AEG Live/Goldenvoice, promoters of California’s popular Coachella Valley Read More
Okay, Radiohead aren’t that big-headed. They’re not releasing the greatest hits album, their record label, EMI, is, according to Pitchfork. They note: "Now you may be thinking: wait a minute, isn’t every Radiohead album since The Bends pretty much a greatest hits collection unto itself? Indeed, but don’t blame the band for this Read More