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An appeal to the band that woke my soul to the Palestinian crisis

In October 2000, Thom Yorke of Radiohead was moved to dedicate his song Karma Police to the memory of Muhammad al-Durra, killed in Gaza. That performance changed the life of Jack Gain, who now appeals to the band to cancel a gig in Tel Aviv in July out of solidarity with the Palestinian boycott campaign.

Before & After “OK Computer” | Charles Aaron

Before & After “OK Computer” | Charles Aaron: The Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke impishly said of “OK Computer,” his band’s critically enshrined 1997 multiplatinum album, that he wanted “to make a record that you could sit down and eat...Show More Summary

Radiohead Dedicate OK Computer Reissue To Thom Yorke’s Late Partner

Radiohead are about to release OKNOTOK 1997-2017, a new 20th anniversary reissue of their 1997 classic OK Computer. And, as one fan who snagged an early copy discovered, the band have dedicated the reissue to Thom Yorke's ex-partner Rachel Owen, who passed away last year. "this re-issue is dedicated to the memory of dr rachel…

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke And Jonny Greenwood Announce Italian Earthquake Benefit Show

As Radiohead face vocal criticism over their choice to play in Israel next month -- a group of pro-Palestinian protestors are currently gathered outside the group's London-based accounting firm -- the band's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have announced that they'll play a benefit show later this summer in Italy whose proceeds will go towards…

Pro-Palestine Groups Respond To Thom Yorke’s Defense Of Radiohead’s Israel Concert

Radiohead's Thom Yorke recently responded to the protests from fellow artists over Radiohead's upcoming performance in Tel Aviv, calling the controversy "extremely upsetting" and saying, "The kind of dialogue that they want to engage in is one that’s black or white. I have a problem with that." Yorke also asserted, "All of this creates divisive…

Thom Yorke Talks Forming Radiohead, Recording “No Surprises” & “Paranoid Android” In “First Time” Interview

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ahead of Radiohead's headlining performance at the UK's Glastonbury festival next week, Thom Yorke sat down with Matt Everitt to talk musical firsts on BBC 6 Music 6's The First Time. As Pitchfork reports, in addition to formative experience watching concerts Siouxsie and the Banshees and New Order -- "They slagged everybody off and stormed…

Thom Yorke Talks Early Radiohead, Politics, More in Rare Interview: Listen

Thom Yorke has given a rare interview reflecting on his life, from his earliest music memories to modern-day Radiohead, for BBC 6 Music’s “First Time” series. Speaking to host Matt Everitt, the Radiohead frontman touched on early obsessions...Show More Summary

Thom Yorke Discusses How the ‘Blade Runner’ Score Is Inspiring His Work for ‘Suspiria’

Flavorwire noted last month that Thom Yorke had signed on for his first film-scoring gig, following in the footsteps of Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood. His first project of the sort is an exciting and daunting one — scoring a film that itself could be hugely awesome or a huge mistake: Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario […]

Radiohead's Thom Yorke discusses composing the Suspiria remake score

Thom Yorke, frontman of the band Radiohead, is now composing the score for a narrative feature for the first time ever, and he couldn't have chosen a more challenging project to make his debut with. Yorke is providing the score for...Show More Summary

Thom Yorke Talks ‘Blade Runner’ Inspiring His ‘Suspiria’ Score

We learned just last month that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is doing the score for Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming Suspiria remake, which recently wrapped production. What makes the news particularly exciting is that Yorke has never before scored a movie, so it should be really interesting to see what he comes up with. Of course, […]

Thom Yorke Says He’s Ripping Off The Blade Runner Score For Suspiria

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last month, we learned that Thom Yorke is following in the footsteps of his Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood and working on his first-ever film score. Yorke is doing the music for a forthcoming remake of Suspiria, Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic. That's a tall order, especially considering that the Italian band Goblin's frantic, insane score…

Thom Yorke Talks New Suspiria Score

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke discusses his forthcoming score for the Suspiria remake in a new BBC 6 Music interview. The horror classic’s remake, which stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, and Chloë Grace Moretz, will mark Yorke’s first ever movie score. Show More Summary

Roger Waters Responds To Thom Yorke’s Defense Of Radiohead’s Israel Concert

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last week, Radiohead's Thom Yorke responded to criticism about the band's decision to play a concert in Israel next month. The criticism was levied in an open letter released back in April whose signees included the likes of Thurston Moore, Tunde Adebimpe, and Roger Waters. That last one is particularly thorny because Radiohead's longtime producer…

Roger Waters Calls Out Thom Yorke Over Radiohead Israel Controversy

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has spoken out after Thom Yorke dismissed a petition for Radiohead to cancel an upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. In defending the show, Yorke had singled out Waters—one of the petition’s signees—because Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich worked heavily on Waters’ new album. Show More Summary

Roger Waters Says He Tried to Discuss His Concerns About Radiohead Playing Israel with Thom Yorke

Today in political-rock-star beef, Roger Waters has responded to a bitter interview Thom Yorke gave to Rolling Stone about Waters’s public criticism of Radiohead’s controversial decision to perform in Israel next month. Waters says Yorke’s statement, in which the Radiohead front man called criticism of his band’s plans to play ... More »

UK band Radiohead breaks silence on Israel concert

Thom Yorke says boycott sows division, but activists say remarks ignore 'apartheid conditions' Palestinians live under.

Newswire: Thom Yorke calls petition to cancel Israel show “offensive”

Thom Yorke has responded to calls from a number of other prominent musicians—most notably, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters—to cancel an upcoming Radiohead show in Israel, calling the arguments and requests “offensive.” Waters, a leading voice...Show More Summary

Thom Yorke on Israel boycott pressure: 'I don't agree with the cultural ban at all'

The Radiohead singer told Rolling Stone that the pressure being put on the band to pull out of their Israel gig was ‘patronising in the extreme’ and ‘offensive’ Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has responded to the pressure being put on the band to pull out of a scheduled gig in Israel because of a cultural boycott, by calling it “deeply disrespectful”. Show More Summary

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