Back in August, Thom Yorke and Flea shared “Daily Battles” a beautiful slow-floating song that the two of them wrote for Motherless Brooklyn, Edward Norton’s ’50s-noir adaptation of the great Jonathan Lethem novel. Motherless Brooklyn has since theaters, and even though it got good reviews, it’s a confirmed mega-flop. But its Best Original … More »
When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »
A few months ago, Radiohead main man Thom Yorke released his new solo album ANIMA. Right now, Yorke is on tour across North America, playing shows with the band he’s calling Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. It’s just three people — Yorke, regular collaborator Nigel Godrich, and visual artist Tarik Barri. Our own … More »
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees for the 2020 class are in, and unlike previous nomination classes, a majority of this year’s nominees are on the ballot for the first time ever. In order to be eligible, each nominee’s first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. Highlights of the nominees include Soundgarden, The Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, and Dave Matthews Band, among others. First-time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, and Whitney Houston. A full nominee list can be found here.
Some may be surprised by this year’s nominees, who are overwhelmingly not classical rock acts. Incoming Rock Hall chairman John Sykes spoke to Rolling Stone about the evolution of the Hall of Fame, stating, “Nothing stays the same in music…Therefore, really, the institution that honors it has to evolve with all the music. Just like hip-hop is very much a part of the Hall of Fame now, everything we do — the board members we have, the events we build on — has to reflect a changing culture without ever disregarding or turning our backs on the ideals and fundamentals of the Rock Hall.”
Iconic English band Radiohead were inducted during the 2019 ceremony, where The Talking Heads’ David Byrne gave the induction speech with Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway of Radiohead in attendance.
Voting will be done by a pool of more than 1,000 artists, journalists, and music historians among others, who cast their votes to decide on the new class. Fans will be able to influence the vote by voting at rockhall.com or at the museum in Cleveland. The top-scoring acts will be announced in January and inducted May 2, 2020 at a ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
H/T: Rolling Stone
Right now, 60% of the members of Radiohead have solo careers going. Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Philip Selway have all released albums of their own — all of which sound radically different from one another, and all of which sound pretty different from Radiohead, too. And it looks like the Radiohead/solo-artist ratio is about … More »
Last night, the main guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was Rachel Maddow, a person who certainly has a lot to talk about these days. But Colbert’s other guest on last night’s show was someone who’s been chronicling the tangle of current dystopia for much longer. Thom Yorke, currently on tour behind his … More »
The Radiohead boys are focusing on their own projects for the time being. Jonny Greenwood has continued his dive into classical music: Earlier this month he announced that he was launching his own label, Octatonic Records, to issue contemporary classical pieces, and he performed a classical set at the Royal Albert … More »
Thom Yorke opened up about his ex-partner’s death on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, as The Guardian points out. His 23-year relationship to artist Rachel Owens ended in 2015, and she died of cancer the following year. They had two children together. More »
Back in June, Thom Yorke released ANIMA, his first solo LP since 2014’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Last year, he scored Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 cult horror classic Suspiria. And today, the Radiohead frontman shared an EP of remixes for ANIMA cut “Not The News.” The EP … More »