Radiohead on Conan O’Brien

by Jonathan on April 21, 2008

Okay, sort of. Brooklyn Vegan reports:

One of the biggest bands in the world, Radiohead, will make an exclusive appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” Wednesday April 23 (12:35-1:35am ET).

The band – who made their network television debut on “Late Night” and were O’Brien’s first-ever musical guest in 1993 – has recorded an exclusive live performance from their critically acclaimed and record-industry-paradigm-shifting release “In Rainbows” to air on O’Brien’s contribution to NBC’s “Green Week” of environmentally conscious programming.

Recorded live in London, Radiohead’s performance of “House of Cards,” represents an ongoing effort by the socially conscious band to act in the greenest manner possible. By opting to record this exclusive performance rather than fly over for a one-off appearance, the band – as frontman Thom Yorke notes in the introduction to their performance – avoided leaving a carbon footprint equivalent to driving one’s car for a solid year.

Other guests on “Late Night’s” “Green” show are a bit more literal – “Robot Chicken” creator and actor Seth GREEN and “Today” show travel editor Peter GREENberg.

Here’s a YouTube video of that 1993 performance:



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