Stage Collapse in Toronto Kills Radiohead Drum Tech
: June 18, 2012
A drum technician for Radiohead was killed over the weekend following a stage collapse in Toronto.
The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Saturday as the band’s crew prepared ...
Radiohead, Black Keys, Dr Dre Headline 2012 Coachella Lineup
: January 10, 2012
The lineup for this year’s Coachella Music Valley Music and Arts Festival was announced Tuesday, and the headliners are Radiohead, Black Keys and Dr. Dre. More commonly known sim ...
Thom Yorke Confirms Radiohead Tour for 2012
: September 23, 2011
Frontman Thom Yorke confirmed Radiohead will be on tour in 2012. To date the band has performed just one live show this year at Glastonbury in June to support “The King Of Limbs, ...
Radiohead Makes NYC TV Appearances, Books Roseland Shows
: September 19, 2011
Radiohead. Two nights at the Roseland Ballroom. Tickets? Well, good luck with that. The last time the band performed in the New York City area was three long years ago over in All ...
Radiohead, No Doubt Rumored For Coachella 2012
: September 17, 2011
With 2011 coming to an end and 2012 almost here, speculation about festival headliners for Coachella next year are already gaining momentum. Although we just said goodbye to Bestiv ...
New Radiohead Album Debuts Online
: February 18, 2011
On February 18, Radiohead released “The King of Limbs,” their eighth album, as a download. They were one day ahead of their previously announced schedule. On Monday, Radiohead ...
Radiohead Auctions Off Seat for Haiti in Small Theatre Show
: January 22, 2010
On January 24 in Los Angeles, Radiohead will be playing a benefit gig to raise money for relief efforts to help the earthquake ravaged Haiti.
The show will take place at The Fonda ...
The British alternative rock band Radiohead was formed in 1985 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The band members include Thom Yorke (piano, guitars, vocals), Jonny Greenwood (keyboards, guitars, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (synthesizers, bass), Ed O'Brien (backing vocals, guitars) and Phil Selway (percussion, drums).
In 1992, Radiohead released “Creep,” their first single. Initially the song was unsuccessful. However several months after “Pablo Honey,” their 1993 debut album was released, the song evolved into an international hit. The popularity of Radiohead in the U.K. rose after they released “The Bends,” their second album, in 1995. “OK Computer,” Radiohead's third album, was released in 1997. It propelled the band into even greater international fame. “OK Computer,” featuring a modern alienation theme and expansive sound, is consider a landmark record for the 1990s.
Radiohead's musical style evolved with their release in 2000 of “Kid A” and in 2001 “Amnesiac.” The band incorporated jazz, post-punk, Krautrock and experimental electronic music influences. In 2003 Radiohead released “Hail to the Thief,” which was a mixture of lyrics, electronics and guitar-driven rock inspired by war. The set was the final album for Radiohead with EMI. The first six albums from Radio by 2007 had sold over 25 million copies. In 2007 the band released “In Rainbows,” their seventh album, independently. Originally it was a digital download where customers were able to set a price. Later it was released in physical format and achieved both chart and critical success.
Rolling Stone ranked Radiohead as number 73 on their “The Greatest Artists of All Time” list. The earlier albums of Radiohead's influenced British pop and rock music, while their later work has influenced musicians from many different genres.