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  1. Blast from the past… View the full article
  2. Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has released a digital-only compilation full of covers. Included is a rendition of Radiohead’s “Let Down” from OK Computer. Stereogum has the track for you to listen to and we’d love to know your thoughts in the comments. You can purchase the compilation here. View the full article
  3. Last week, Ed O’Brien gave an interview to Argentinian website, Al tuntún, as well as lost-pixel.net and revealed that Radiohead were booking tour dates at the moment for 2012. He was also asked about a solo album. “I’m writing songs,” he remarked. If true, this leaves Colin Greenwood as the only Radiohead member who hasn’t released a solo album. Sorry, this is all the information we have. The full interview should be up soon at Al tuntún. (Many thanks to Samuel Dietz. Irrelevant zany gif of Ed’s nipple from Gif Soup) View the full article
  4. The fifth installment of The King of Limbs Remix series has been posted today by the band. …and the next set below are from Brokenchord, Altrice and Blawan, released on Monday on 12″ and digital download, available from here. A double CD of the whole 19 remix series comes out in record shops on the 10th October. As a reminder, all the remixes will be released as a 2 CD set on October 10/11. View the full article
  5. In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea dropped some interesting news regarding Atoms for Peace, the side project that he, Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco all were a part of last year. In 2010, he played bass in Radiohead singer Thom Yorke’s offshoot band Atoms for Peace, doing shows and playing on a forthcoming studio album. Yorke says he asked Flea to join the project “because he plays bass like a lead instrument. But I thought, ‘Why would he want to do this?’ He said he enjoyed the idea of getting involved, but not being responsible for the end product, getting the kicks and walking away.” Yorke laughs. “I can totally understand that.” Did you catch that? … and playing on a forthcoming studio album. Very interesting indeed. Flea goes on to talk about Thom: Flea is actually a complex bundle of confidence, humility and yearning, a formally trained musician – he started on trumpet – whose aggressive style on bass belies his notion of service. “I want to support them,” he says of his work for Yorke and Patti Smith. “Thom channels such a beautiful thing. I’m like, ‘Let me give everything that I am to him, give him what he needs to float on.’ That freedom thing Thom’s talking about – it’s getting out of the way,” Flea explains. “When you try to control music, you strangle it. I know it’s a hippie thing. But I’m trying to get the energy out, let it go, That’s the gift I have.” We’ll keep you updated on any further news regarding this forthcoming album. In the meantime, you can read the full Rolling Stone transcript here. (thanks to Ari) View the full article
  6. If you haven’t been able to watch the hour long From the Basement session yet, you’re in luck. The band has posted the full performance to YouTube for you to enjoy. Produced by Nigel Godrich, the video session features Clive Deamer and additional musicians performing alongside Radiohead. From The Basement sees the band perform this year’s The King Of Limbs in its entirety, as well as new songs ’Staircase’ and ’The Daily Mail’, which were previously posted. (via the NME) View the full article
  7. From TwentyFourBit: Earlier last month, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, the HotRats (aka Nigel Godrich with Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Supergrass), Soap&Skin, and Air’s Nicolas Godin, teamed up for a one-off tribute to the Velvet Underground in Paris, aptly titled Velvet Underground Revisited. The set was comprised almost entirely of covers off VU’s Andy Warhol-produced 1967 record with Nico, including a faithful take on “Femme Fatale” that featured a guest lead vocal by Leslie Feist. You can take a break from spinning her new single and hear a decent glimpse of the performance above. Photo above from Cité de la Musique’s flickr stream. View the full article
  8. The band has posted the fourth installment in the TKOL remix series. Next up is Thriller, Illum Sphere and Shed. The digital version goes on sale on Monday 15th but unfortunately there will be a delay on the vinyl reaching the shops; you should be able to pre-order vinyl from your local record store or from our store here on Monday. Take a listen: You can listen to the previous remixes here. In case you hadn’t heard, the band is releasing all these remixes as a 2 CD set called TKOL RMX 1234567. The release date is September 16th in Japan and in other countries three weeks later on October 10th/11th. Tracklisting: Disc 1: 1. Caribou – Little By Little Rmx 2. Jacques Greene – Lotus Flower Rmx 3. Nathan Fake – Morning Mr Magpie Rmx 4. Harmonic 313 – Bloom Rmx 5. Mark Pritchard – Bloom Rmx 6. Lone – Feral Rmx 7. Pearson Sound – Morning Mr Magpie Scavenger Rmx 8. Four Tet – Separator Rmx Disc 2: 1. Thriller – Give Up The Ghost Houseghost Rmx 2. Illum Sphere – Codex Rmx 3. Shed – Little By Little Rmx 4. Brokenchord – Give Up The Ghost Rmx 5. Altrice – TKOL Rmx 6. Blawan – Bloom Rmx 7. Modeselektor – Good Evening Mrs Magpie Rmx 8. Objekt – Bloom Rmx 9. Jamie xx – Bloom Rework 10. Anstam – Separator Rmx 11. SBTRKT – Lotus Flower Rmx View the full article
  9. As previously reported, Jonny Greenwood has lent his musical genius to scoring the new film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay. This is not Greenwood’s first time writing music for the big screen. His debut soundtrack, for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, won an Ivor Novello award. This was a minimalist work featuring tense, dissonant strings and tribal drumming. Greenwood also scored a Japanese adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, which was released last March. We Need to Talk About Kevin is based on a novel by Lionel Shriver. It follows the story of a mother, played by Tilda Swinton, and her troubled son, who goes on a murderous rampage at his school. Ramsay, who made the acclaimed films Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar, has assembled a cast including John C Reilly and newcomer Ezra Miller. The film is scheduled to be released in the UK on October 21 and in North America this Winter. Ramsay has already demonstrated her good taste in film music by having Rachel Portman score Ratcatcher, and featuring songs by Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Broadcast in Morvern Callar. This is her first collaboration with Greenwood. Here’s the trailer: View the full article
  10. Radiohead will be the musical guests on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live next month. According to USA Today, the show will begin its 37th season with host Alec Baldwin on September 24th. This will be the second time Radiohead have been musical guests on SNL. Back in 2000, the band performed “The National Anthem” and “Idioteque” on the show shortly after Kid A was released. View the full article
  11. I’ve been running this site for 14 years now and it’s been quite an experience. Every now and then, I reluctantly ask for your support to keep the site running. Server costs for both greenplastic.com and mortigitempo.com are expensive, and relying on money from ads only covers a fraction of the costs. If you’d like to make a contribution via Paypal, I’d definitely appreciate it. I’m trying to pay for a year’s worth of serving costs so any amount is welcomed. If you can’t donate, no worries. Your continued support by visiting is valued just as much. Raise Money Online View the full article
  12. I wish. Actually, Stanley Donwood drew it. Now pass me a spliff
  13. Thom Yorke is no stranger to collaborations. Today brings us previews of two tracks he recently worked with Modeselektor for their new album Monkeytown. As the NME states, “This is the second time Yorke has worked with Modeselektor. He contributed vocals to‘The White Flash’ on the duo’s 2007 album ‘Happy Birthday’, which also featured a guest appearance from Maximo Park. Modeselektor in turn remixed Yorke‘s solo single ‘Skip Divided’.” Monkeytown will be released on October 4 in the US (Sept 27 – France, Sept 29 – Germany, Oct 3 – UK) and will also have guest vocals from Anti Pop Consortium, Miss Platinum, and Otto von Schiarich. Here are 45 second previews of the two tracks, “Shipwreck” and “This” for your enjoyment: Modeselektor “Shipwreck” with Thom Yorke (MONKEYTOWN015) OUT SEP 30 by Modeselektor Modeselektor “This” with Thom Yorke (MONKEYTOWN015) OUT SEP 30 by Modeselektor Listen to the rest of the Monkeytown previews here: http://soundcloud.com/modeselektor View the full article
  14. Radiohead drummer and all around good guy, Phil Selway, recently talked with BBC 6 Music about his recent solo work. During the interview, he hinted that Radiohead may be in for some live dates soon, saying that the band has been discussing doing more shows after their recent Glastonbury performance. When asked whether the slot on the Park Stage had whetted their appetite for a potential tour he admitted it had. “Absolutely that is what we are talking about at the moment, it felt exciting doing that and it felt like we had something else to offer musically. “It just felt like a new lease of life in what we are doing, and we would like to see where that takes us.” After the jump, you can listen to Phil’s interview and also learn more about his new EP release. Oh, and for good measure, we’ll throw in a video of Radiohead’s recent Glastonbury performance. Speaking of Phil, he released a new EP called Running Blind on July 25th in the UK which you should check out. He writes on his site: On Monday 25th July (30th August in the USA), I’m releasing an EP called Running Blind. It’s made up of four songs that have been part of my live set over the past year but weren’t on Familial. I wanted to capture how they were sounding. I’m really pleased with the results and hope you like them too. You can purchase a 10″ copy of the EP over at Bella Union. And finally, here’s the video of Radiohead’s performance at Glastonbury, which is made up of multiple fans’ videos. Enjoy! View the full article
  15. Last Friday, Radiohead posted three new remixes of tracks from The King of Limbs for you to listen to online. These remixes are part of a series and in case you haven’t been keeping up, the first two sets of remixes are also available for you to listen to and purchase. TKOL RMX3: After the jump, you can listen to remixes by Caribou, Jacques Greene, Nathan Fake, Harmonic 313, and Mark Pritchard TKOL RMX1: TKOL RMX2: View the full article
  16. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea thinks Thom Yorke is a swell guy and a huge inspiration to him. Flea, along with with drummer Joey Waronker, Mauro Refosco, and producer Nigel Godrich, were all part of Thom’s supergroup, Atoms for Peace, which performed shows last year. “It influenced me being around Thom,” Flea explained. “He’s an unbelievably great musician and a beautiful man. He’s so pure as an artist. It’s less that I would try to copy him and more that just being around someone who channels really powerful energy is beneficial. “It’s a relationship I will always hope to nurture.” (via DigitalSpy) View the full article
  17. What do you think? View the full article
  18. In case you’re living under a rock, Radiohead’s The King of Limbs CD and vinyl is now available at all good record stores everywhere. For more information and to order, head on over to http://radiohead.tbdrecords.com/ View the full article
  19. At Ease is reporting that Radiohead will be releasing a 12″ vinyl single featuring two unreleased songs, “The Butcher” and “Supercollider”, for Record Store Day on April 16th. The official number of copies that will be produced is unknown, but the rumor is that it may be limited to 2,000 copies and will only be released in UK record stores. Fans will recognize “Supercollider” as it was played during the In Rainbows tour: View the full article
  20. Thom Yorke surprised many today by handing out copies of the Radiohead’s newspaper, The Universal Sigh, in person today in London. A huge queue of people lined up outside London’s Rough Trade East this afternoon to try and get a copy of the free publication. At one point, Thom stepped out of the record store and began handing out the papers to fans to the surprise of everyone. Read more about the event today here. View the full article
  21. Originally called “A Green Plastic Radiohead Page” and hosted on a free AOL page, this site was launched 14 years ago today! View the full article
  22. If you haven’t heard, Radiohead will be distributing a free newspaper at 61 locations worldwide to promote the physical release of the King of Limbs, which comes out on Monday everywhere except North America, which must wait until Tuesday. The band have worked with long time collaborator and artist, Stanley Donwood, to produce a wholly undigital ink-and-paper handout called the Universal Sigh. From the band: The Radiohead album ‘The King of Limbs’ will be available for purchase in all good record stores everywhere on Monday 28th March, except in the United States of America and in Canada, where for reasons beyond the purview of this writer it will be available from Tuesday 29th March. On VINYL! On COMPACT DISC! As a DOWNLOAD! To commemorate this momentous occasion, Radiohead have produced a newspaper which will be given away, free, gratis, without cost to the consumer by accredited vendors from a multitude of locations WORLDWIDE! In the USA, in the Netherlands, in Belgium, Poland, Germany, Austria, in the Czech Republic, in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Finland, Greece, Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Australia, Latvia, Iceland, Romania, New Zealand, the UK and a load of other places around the globe, our dedicated teams of newspaper delivery people will be handing out copies of THE UNIVERSAL SIGH to anyone who wants one, until we run out! In conjunction with this unbelievable offer, Radiohead have established THE UNIVERSAL SIGH as a website on the internet, where details of your nearest vendor can be found, as well as more informations and a photogallery where we will be posting photos and the lucky owners of the gratis tabloid are invited to post pictures of themselves and their friends reading the newspaper in locations diverse and unusual. There will be other stuff too, but we haven’t thought of it yet. More information can be found at http://www.theuniversalsigh.com/ Radiohead points out the following important info: This newspaper IS NOT the newspaper that accompanies the Newspaper Album version of The King of Limbs. This event WILL NOT be repeated. This event IS NOT a live performance by Radiohead. For a peek at the newspaper, a copy has turned up on eBay, of course. An interesting note in the auction description mentions that you’ll receive a unique code with the newspaper. What you can do with that code remains a mystery. Some think that it could unlock more songs/content from a website. Perhaps a second half to the King of Limbs that has been rumored ever since the album was released? Who knows. What do you think? Knowing Radiohead, anything is possible at this point. Let us know in the comments your thoughts and if you’re planning on trying to snag a copy! UPDATE: More photos of the newspaper can be seen here. View the full article
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