News for August 1, 1999

by Jonathan on August 1, 1999

The song “Rabbit In Your Headlights” that Thom recorded with DJ Shadow for the UNKLE album, has been nominated for Best Breakthrough Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The awards show will be held on September 9, 1999, in New York City. Thom is #16 in the top 100 stars of the century according to the August issue of Q.

Here is the top video sales as they appear in the August 7, 1999 issue of Billboard magazine:

1. “Austin Powers – International Man of Mystery,” New Line Home Video
2. “Blade,” New Line Home Video
3. “Rush Hour,” New Line Home Video
4. “Aliens,” Fox Video
5. “A Clockwork Orange,” Warner Home Video
6. “The Truman Show,” Universal Studios
7. “Tae-Bo Workout,” Ventura Distribution
8. “The King and I,” Warner Home Video
9. “Backstreet Boys: Homecoming – Live in Orlando,” Jive/Zomba Video
10. “Radiohead: Meeting People is Easy,” Radiohead, Capitol Video

As reported earlier on this site, there was a rumor floating around that R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe might be contributing to the new Radiohead album. This has been put to rest by a recent chat transcription with Mr. Stipe found on the VH1 site. Here is the relevant bit:

foxmulder_47 asks: Any truth to the rumors that you may appear on the next Radiohead album?
michael_stipe_live: I saw Jonny and Thom in Manchester the other night- they didn’t mention anything.



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