Colin Greenwood Jonny Greenwood Kid A OK Computer Radiohead Stanley Donwood

News for June 6, 2000

Lot’s of things going on with Radiohead… The band has been doing interviews and press conferences for the last week and today Jonny and Colin appeared on the German radio station Einslive. They talked about Muse, claiming that they had never heard their music, which is surprising because Muse is often compared to Radiohead.

Jonny and Colin also talked about the upcoming “tent tour” and mentioned that the album was finished and will be released in October. If anyone has anymore info about the interview, give me an email.

Meanwhile, tomorrow an interview with Colin will be aired on Radio21, a Belgian radio station. Colin originally gave the interview on May 29, 2000. The interview will air at 6 pm (GMT +1) on the show “5 Heures”. [from]

Another interview featuring Colin and Jonny appears in the newest issue of Humo, a Belgian magazine. The two talk about tour plans and some of the strange methods of which they used to record the new album. If anyone has this issue and is willing to translate the article, email me.

Thom is interviewed by The Frame. Go and read it at
MPIE re-released on DVD

Grant Gee’s documentary that follows the band on their OK Computer tour of 1997 and 1998 will be re-released on DVD throughout Europe on Monday.

Glastonbury Man
BBC2 will be airing a documentary about Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis. The show will broadcast at 7:50 pm on June 24, and will contain an interview with Thom Yorke, along with other artists.

You can read the full NME article by going to
[thanks to Neil]

Artwork for new album done
Stanley Donwood made an appearance on the official message board today and said that the artwork was finished:
“so we finished the artwork
and i feel very strange
[what happened to the last couple of years]
kind of pleased
kind of sad
overall though
its been a pleaure
i hope weve been fun

Colin Greenwood Ed O'Brien Jonny Greenwood Kid A Phil Selway Radiohead

News for May 30, 2000

Colin and Jonny were in Holland yesterday to be interviewed on 3FM radio. You can listen to the interview in RealAudio over at Planet Telex.

During the interview, words like “dark” were used to described the new album. They recorded close to 40 songs and will have to choose from those. Jonny then went on to say that “if you like things like ‘Exit Music (for a film)’, ‘Talk Show Host’ and ‘Airbag’ you will like the new album, because it’s got songs similar to that. And also some experimentation with electronic music as well that we’re sort of getting into.”

When asked why they were bringing their own tent, Jonny said, “We don’t want to play in those venues that are designed for sport and have Coca-Cola adverts everywhere. That’s not what we want to do, really.”

The band were also asked why they weren’t going to play the Pinkpop and other festivals to which Colin replied, “The important reason for not playing Pinkpop is that we’ve already played Glastonbury before the release of OK Computer and we just don’t repeat what we’ve done before and which is playing a big festival before the release of an album.”
Jonny mentioned that they had about 7 possible titles that they are considering for the new album.

During the interview, it was confirmed that Radiohead will be playing in Holland on September 15, 2000. They will be playing at the Goffertpark, in Nijmegen. Tickets are on sale now at

Meanwhile, over in Spain…
While Jonny and Colin were in Holland, Ed and Phil were giving a press conference in Spain. Ed said that they were not going to reveal any information about the new album early, but could say that their decision to use a string orchestra for songs like “Dollars and Cents” and “How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found” and an 8-piece brass ensemble was because “we don’t want to repeat ourselves because we find it boring.”

For more information on this press conference, head on over to IndyRock.

New album to be released in October?

Music365 is reporting that they have received confirmation from a Radiohead spokesperson that the new album will be released this October. Go and read the article at

Ed O'Brien Kid A Radiohead tour

News for February 2, 2000

Interview with Nigel Godrich

NigelRadiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich, who’s also produced albums for artists such as Beck, Pavement, and Natalie Imbruglia, is interviewed in this months Les Inrockuptibles, a French music magazine.

When asked about the upcoming Radiohead album, Nigel said,”We’re starting to have a better idea. We spent all 1999 looking for a direction, experimenting and, at the end of the year, we realized that finally had an great lead. I don’t know if we’ll get it to the end, but at least now we have a roadmap.”

He then went on to say,”During the recordings, we’ve been perturbed by external considerations. It’s been four years since we met together in the studio and, in this hostile environment, we felt uncomfortable and in danger. To relieve the stress at first, it was tempting to use the recipes we know work. Therefore, we had to unlearn and get out of the routine. The first step was to break the mould and find new working ways. Look at the Beatles: they reinvented themselves at each album – the only way to ensure longevity. An artist has the duty to always express new ideas, or else he stutters and drivels. Of course, sometimes, some explored ways were wrong. We once thought about not using any guitars on this album, but that’s was just a way to force ourselves out. Since they triumphed with a so-called complicated album as OK Computer they have an unbelievable freedom. They can try anything. But with so much room to maneuver has it’s bad side: we’ll have no excuses if we mess up. It’s frightening and fascinating at the same time. Our future is really in our hands, it’s our only responsibility.”

To read the full interview, click here.
(many thanks to Xavier)

Ed: “We are not playing this year.”
Ed stated in his latest diary entry that the band were not going to play at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. “There have been a few rumours flying around that we are, so we thought we’d better say something sooner rather than later. It would however be great to play it another year…”

Colin Greenwood OK Computer Radiohead

News for April 15, 1998


You can read the interview with Colin in the current issue of Spin by clicking here.

“2012 – to commemorate the 15th anniversary of OKC, radiohead releases a deluxe 4cd boxset documenting the okc sessions. among the highlights is the original, unedited 67 minute version of paranoid android which takes up most of disc two.” Hee hee. This is an excerpt from the magazine EYE. You can read the whole article (which is pretty humorous) by clicking here.

OK Computer Radiohead tour

News for April 12, 1998

Hey, Radiohead will be interviewed on Canada’s MuchMusic today at 2pm EST.

While you’re in Toronto tonight to see the band, pick up a copy of the newest issue of Eye magazine. There is a nice article in it.