Karma Police

Radiohead nominated for MTV VMA

by Jonathan on August 4, 2009

Karma Police

Yep, it’s true. Bizarrely, it’s for “Karma Police.”

The nomination is for the “Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)” award.

Go to this page and vote!

(thanks to Rachel!)

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News for June 5, 2000

by Jonathan on June 5, 2000

Ed and Phil were guests on Canal+’s “Nulle Part Ailleurs”, a French TV show, today. Their appearance was short and nothing new was announced. Phil mentioned that they had 13 new songs that they would begin to play on the summer tour.

(thanks to Aurelien)

Paris Metro Posters
The first concert posters have been put in some stations of Paris’ metro/underground/tube. They advertise the September bigtop concerts in paris and contain images from www.radiohead.com, along with two scary drawings (flying testbears over the city and scared citizens, and a giant man starbing) and other small text and phone lines for the FNAC and radiohead.com. It’s made of two similar parts, the only difference between the two being the drawings and the copyright: one is “poster by Stanley and Tchock”, the other by “Tchock and Stanley”. (thanks to Xavier and nodata.ctw.cc)

Concerts in Denmark
In the June 4 issue, the Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, wrote that Radiohead will be playing two shows in Denmark on September 8th and 9th, 2000. As with the other concerts planned for this time, Radiohead will be bringing their own venue… in the form of a giant circus-type tent. (See May 26 news)
They also stated that the band would be making an appearance in Denmark tomorrow, June 6, 2000. Stay tuned….
(thanks to Martin)

Radiohead on RadioMafia
A Finnish radio station RadioMafia, did their “100 Best Songs Of The ’90′s” poll for their 10th birthday last Thursday. Radiohead scored four songs: “Street Spirit” (#78), “Karma Police” (#46), “Paranoid Android” (#29) and “Creep” (#18). Go to www.yle.fi/radiomafia/tapahtumat/alasivu.6.shtml for the whole list.
(thanks to Fridgebuzz)

Thom’s page updated
Why don’t you take a gander at Thom’s page at www.radiohead.com. It’s been updated.

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News for February 18, 2000

by Jonathan on February 18, 2000

Nothing Here

Not much has been going in the Radiohead camp as of late. The band will return next week from their week off to settle back in to getting us a record to listen to!

Webcast Leftovers

The playlist for the February 10 webcast has been posted up by the wonderful Mel. Here’s what Colin, Phil, and Ed spun:

Marlene Shaw- California Soul
Stetsosonic – All that jazz
Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark
Five Ounces of Soul – Love Got a Piece of Your Mind
Commodores – Machine Gun
PJ Harvey – O Stella
PIL – Flowers of Romance
John Barry – The Danny Scipio Theme
The Beat – Save It For Later
Lou Reed – Vicious
Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo Rock
Charles Wright – I’m Aware
The Movie Album – Goin’ Hollywood
Charles Sherell – Yes It’s You
Schooly D – Do it Do it
South Bronx – Hip Hop Till You Drop
Charles Sullivan – Genesis
Betty Davis – f.u.n.k
Ray Charles – Night and Day
Hall and Oates – Had I Known You Better Then
Kraftwerk – Tour de France
? – Felicidade
With These Themes 3 – Avro Car
Neu! – Fur Immer
Bob Marley – Single Dub
Linda Lyndelt – What A Man
The Specials – Ghost Town
Sergio Mendes – After Sunrise
Velvet Underground – Who Loves The Sun
Virna Lindt – Attention Stockholm
Barrett Strong – Money
Tom Waits – Such A Scream
Marvyn Gaye – ?
Gerry Mulligan – Morning Of The Carnival
Joe Quarterman and Free Soul – Live Now Brothers
(thanks to Xavier)

And Now For Your Radiohead Feel-Good Story of the Month:

“There is a radio station in little Spokane, Washington, that never plays Radiohead (other than Creep and High and Dry)……but yesterday something amazing happened. The Peak (105.7, Spokane, WA) interviewed a band called BoxCar Children on their Local Band night where a band is interviewed and played on the radio. Well the Peak had to go out and buy a copy of OK Computer in order to play Karma Police which was requested to be played by BoxCar Children (or else there would be no show). Almost brought me to tears………Radiohead being on the radio and all, it is good to see that someone out there is showing us the true way of the Radiohead.”
(thanks to Tony for that one)

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News for January 12, 2000

by Jonathan on January 12, 2000

Itching to see the “Pop is Dead” video? How about “Lucky”? Here’s some exciting news to those who haven’t seen all the Radiohead videos. If you have MTV’s sister channel, MTV2, you’ll be able to watch their tremendous effort to show each and every video in the MTV and MTV2 libraries. The special started on January 1, and they’re already at letter B. That means you’ve missed “Anyone Can Play Guitar.” Don’t know what MTV2 is or how to get it? Easy. It’s a 24 hour station that plays videos all the time. No Real World here. Only select cable companies in the US have it… you’re better off just buying a Direct TV satellite dish. For more info, go to MTV2′s website. [thanks to followmearound.com]

Rock & Folk, a French music magazine, has printed in their January issue that Radiohead are about to work with a symphonic orchestra and are pushing back the release of the new album to September 2000. [thanks to Julien]

Just to clarify something: No release date has been set for the new album. I repeat. No release date. The dates that these magazines are printing are purely speculation and have no significant evidence to back them.

Rock & Folk also had Radiohead listed in their “Best Bands of the Century” poll. Radiohead came in at #4, following The Beatles (#1), the Rolling Stones (#2), Led Zepplin (#3), and preceding Pink Floyd (#5), U2 (#6), and the Jimi Hendrix Experience (#7). [thanks to Xavier]

The internet has been flooded with a number of rumors that Radiohead will be having another webcast in the coming days. All this started when Colin posted in his webpage last week that he had purchased some albums in Philadelphia and was hoping “to be spinning some of my ‘ finds ‘ on the web-cast next fortnight…” Fortnight, which means “two weeks”, was taken by many as to mean that there would be a webcast in two weeks. Max K from the great Planet Telex cleared up some of this on the official message board yesterday:

“the ‘fortnight’ word on colin’s page was nothing to do with timing – it was to do with the fact that the webcast server they are using used to run on fortnightly slots – it doesn’t any more, but colin used the phrase, meaning ‘on our next slot on the webcast’. since they have free run of the server now – it could happen ANY TIME!”

Some of you have asked, “Why do they have to be bastards and not tell us when a webcast will occur?!” Radiohead will not schedule or notify a webcast date and time with their fans for many good reasons. One reason is that they feel if everyone knew ahead of time, the press would show up, along with tons of other people and would probably crash their server. My advice: check the official site often for a link to the webcast page.

Spin.com has an article about the possibility of another webcast here. [thanks to Sarah and Xavier]

Every year, listener’s of 2FM’s (Ireland’s national radio) David Fanning’s show vote on their favorite song’s of all time. Radiohead did well in the poll: “High and Dry” (#38), “Karma Police” (#29), “Street Spirit” (#10), “Fake Plastic Trees” (#9), “Paranoid Android” (#5), and “Creep” (#2). [thanks to Miriam]

Radiohead also did well in 2FM’s Millennium 500 poll: “Paranoid Android” came in at #266, while “Creep” at #10.

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News for January 11, 2000

by Jonathan on January 11, 2000

The folks at Music Online have Radiohead’s official website listed as their “Band Site We Love to Hate” for 1999. Here is what was said:

“The official Radiohead website tops the list of sites that leave visitors beautifully confused and vexed. The site is cryptic and clever– and boy is it a bother to navigate. If you can make it inside, you’ll find hidden gems that really are worth the trouble to find. Warning: Be sure to engage brain before entering.”

In Israel, Radiohead scored again on the year-end polls. Israeli Galgaltz Radio and TV Channel 3 have Radiohead’s “Creep” at #3 and “Karma Police” at #98 in their “Top Songs of the Century” poll.

Over in Tel-Aviv, “Creep” made it to #9 in their radio poll. [thanks to Dan]

The French music magazine, Best, is reporting in their January issue that Radiohead has a planned concert date in the summer. They go on and say that there will be “an only date from Radiohead in a big French festival (Les Eurock»ennes?) this summer, before a tour scheduled for fall.”

They also say that the new album has a “release-date scheduled for May or June.”

Now of course, these are just rumors…[thanks to Xavier]

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

While we’re talking about rumors…
Apparently there is a rumor circulating that RH will be touring Australia in July to support the new album. Don’t get excited yet. There will be tons of rumors just like it in the coming months. Just so you know…

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News for January 6, 2000

by Jonathan on January 6, 2000

And the polls go on and on…

The Music Factory, a popular music channel in Holland, has Radiohead listed in their Millennium Top 1000:

“Paranoid Android” (#851), “No Surprises” (#647), “Karma Police” (#188), “Street Spirit” (#121), and “Creep” (#85). [thanks to Jos]

Meanwhile, over in Germany…
The German music channel, Viva-zwei, had “Paranoid Android” listed at #7 in their “best rock songs of the last 2000 years.” [thanks to Kersten]

The official Radiohead website was updated again recently. Colin’s page was updated. Don’t really know what else was included in the update!

The band are still on their holiday break and will return to work on Monday.

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