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Last night in Hollywood

Radiohead wrapped up their North American tour last night with a stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. For the setlist and some reviews, click here.
Bull Run
Here is a statement from w.a.s.t.e. about the recently canceled Bull Run shows:

Due to extreme weather conditions and concerns for fan safety, Radiohead were forced to cancel both shows at Bull Run Park ( August 11th and 12th). The band’s current commitments do not allow for these shows to be rescheduled this year. On their return to the USA however, Washington DC will have priority. Radiohead apologized for any inconvenience and disappointment that this may have caused. All tickets purchased through w.a.s.t.e will automatically be refunded at face value. Ticket holders who purchased tickets elsewhere should contact the individual outlet for refund info.

{thanks to Amy}

The New Yorke(r)
We’ve read many articles about Radiohead over the years, but this one takes the cake hands down. We usually don’t voice our opinions on things like this, but this article is simply one of the best Radiohead articles ever. You can read it here. Also, you can read the interview writer Alex Ross did with Thom that was used for the article here. {thanks to Tyler & David}

Famous Ondes Martenot player dies; wished to perform with Radiohead
From the NY Times:

“Jeanne Loriod, whose artistry playing the ondes martenot, a rare electronic instrument known for its haunting wail, made her the instrument’s most celebrated performer, died on Aug. 3 at Juan-les-Pins, France. She was 73. Not just anybody, after all, had Ms. Loriod’s versatility. Shortly before her death, she had hoped to perform with the British pop group Radiohead.”

Jonny recently met Ms. Loriod as he stated in the above New Yorker article:

Jonny is fascinated by Olivier Messiaen, the late French composer; it is because of Messiaen that he became interested in the ondes martenot, which is featured in many of the composer’s works. “I heard the ‘Turangal?la Symphony’ when I was fifteen,” Jonny went on, “and I became round-the-bend obsessed with it. I wish I could have met him or shaken his hand. I did get to meet his sister-in-law, the ondeiste Jeanne Loriod. I’m learning Messiaen’s ‘Trois Petites Liturgies’ for a performance in London.”

{thanks to G}

More reviews
Our friends at JamBase have two reviews for you to read: 8/16/2001 Liberty State Park & 8/14/2001 Suffolk Downs.
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