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News for August 10, 1999

by Jonathan on August 11, 1999

Not much is going on. Here is a list of upcoming Radiohead specials on TV:

August 13, 1999 – Radiohead’s performance on “Later With Jools Holland” will air on BBC America (BBCA) at 11 pm & 4 am Est.
August 14, 1999- MTV America will be re-airing the “120 Minutes of Radiohead” special that includes the TV edit of Meeting People is Easy at 11pm Est. This could change.
August 18, 1999 – “Raw Interview With Radiohead” on M2. This is what it said at the official site: Radiohead in some rare interview footage featuring Thom Yorke talking about his fear of flying nuns on a video shoot. 60 minute footage. 9 pm Est.

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News for July 28, 1999

by Jonathan on July 28, 1999

Radiohead’s Ok Computer was named as one of Spin Magazine’s 90 Greatest Albums of the ’90s in the most recent issue. Here is the top ten:

1. Nirvana – Nevermind
2. Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
3. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
4. Beck – Odelay
5. Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
6. Hole – Live Through This
7. Bjork – Post
8. Dr. Dre – The Chronic
9. Radiohead – Ok Computer
10. The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole

According to MTV, the re-broadcast of 120 Minutes of Radiohead will “hopefully” air Saturday, August 14, at 11pm Eastern. The special, which originally aired last May, contains a TV version of Radiohead’s film Meeting People is Easy, along with a hour of videos and live performances. Definitely worth checking out. If the date changes, I’ll post it here.

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News for June 28, 1999

by Jonathan on June 28, 1999

Those of you that set your VCR’s to tape the “120 Minutes of Radiohead” rebroadcast on MTV last Saturday are probably upset because the special never aired. Instead you got “Say What? Karaoke.” Matt Pinfield apologized on 120 Minutes Sunday and said that the special will air again soon. Stay tuned…

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News for May 4, 1999

by Jonathan on May 4, 1999

The magazine Entertainment Weekly is running a best music of all time poll on their website. Radiohead is nominated for best modern group, most underrated artist, best modern album (Ok Computer), and best modern song (Creep). You can vote by clicking here. The results will be printed in the May 21 issue.
stewieDid anyone see last Sunday’s episode of the FOX sitcom Family Guy? They had a nice reference to Radiohead.

Meg: So you like music?
Boy: Oh yeah, I sure do. I like Garbage and Phish and Blur…
Meg: Oh really.
Boy: Yeah, I DON’T LISTEN TO WHAT THE CORPORATIONS WANT ME TOO!!!
Meg: Woah.
Boy: I also like Radiohead.

There’s an article at MTV about the addition of “Meeting People is Easy” dates.

For those of you expecting to see the Radiohead special on 120 Minutes last Sunday, try again on May 16. It’s been moved. More details below.

Finally, The Radiohead box set that I mentioned a while back called “Good Karma” is not a collection of b-sides but rather contains:
a cd sized 100 page book
interview cd
long sleeve radiohead t-shirt
3 stickers
my iron lung cd5
karma police cd5

I have no idea if it’s available. Amazon.com lists it as not released yet.

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News for May 1, 1999

by Jonathan on May 1, 1999

From the Radiohead Announce List:

“Some official news on the new album. The band have been in a stately home in Gloucestershire (as they did in Bath for the last album) since April 12th recording stuff with producer Nigel Godrich for the next LP. There’s no idea how many songs they’re working on yet – it’s still early days, but they have got tons of stuff down from their demoing in France, Denmark and on the road with their mobile studio.”

Due to the spectacular response of the recent showing of “Meeting People is Easy” in selected cities, Capitol Records and Seventh Art Releasing have added additional screenings of the Radiohead film Meeting People Is Easy in Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Ithaca and Seattle, with additional markets to be confirmed. The film premiered at Austin’s South By Southwest music conference in March, and was held over for extra weekends in Los Angeles and New York after all scheduled screenings sold out and fans had to be turned away.

Here are the new dates:

  • April 30 – May 6 Boston MA – Brattle Theatre 10pm (WBCN will
    be sponsoring the May 3rd screening.)
  • May 1-2 Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Film Festival: Cleveland Cinemateque
    9:30pm
  • May 2 Detroit, MI – 89X Screening: The Magic Bag – Doors at 8pm
  • May 7-8 Detroit, MI – Main Art Theatre – midnight shows
  • May 13, 14, 16 Ithaca, NY – Cornell Cinema 9pm
  • June 11-12 Seattle, WA – Egyptian Theatre – midnight

Guess what?!! The U.S. video release of MPIE has been pushed back again. It will be released on May 18 on video and DVD. You can preorder it today at amazon.com. The 120 Minutes special on MTV focusing on Radiohead has been moved to May 16 at 11pm Central. They will be airing the television version of “Meeting People is Easy” as well as lots of RH videos and other goodies. Set your VCR.

Thom is apparently performing a solo set at the annual Tibetan Freedom Concert in June. This year’s concert will be held in four cities around the world and Thom will be doing an acoustic set in Amsterdam. The date is June 13 at the Rai Parkhalle. The band won’t be joining because it would disrupt recording of the new album.

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News for April 29, 1998

by Jonathan on April 29, 1998

Last Sunday’s 120 Minutes interview with Thom went extremely well. Thom looked tired and almost bored but smiled a lot. He looked relieved that they were now done with touring for a while. He mentioned that he took a vacation a while back to Venice but was followed everywhere which annoyed him. Matt Pinfield brought up the Avengers Soundtrack in which Radiohead were to include a track called Big Boots. Thom stated that they scratched the idea after not feeling comfortable with the recording session. “No we ditched it…because we were so messed up and we went in, tried to do the track, but we just couldn’t do it. It was actually a really difficult period of time. We had a five week break and all the shit was coming to the surface. It was all a bit weird..I mean we went in and tried to do this old track that we had… and it just wasn’t happening at all. It was a real low point after it.”

Hopefully we’ll get to hear that song soon. He also mentioned about the possible collaboration with Massive Attack later this year and the single that he and DJ Shadow did for the upcoming James Lavelle U.N.K.L.E. project due later this summer.

The upcoming film, Velvet Goldmine, in which Michael Stipe produced, will be released sometime this fall. The soundtrack includes 33 tracks, best of which a super-band by the name of The Venus in Furs have contributed. The lineup for this band includes Thom and Jonny from Radiohead, Bernard Butler, Andy Mackay from Roxy Music, and Grant Lee Buffalo’s Paul Kimble. The songs they put together are covers which include: 2HB, Ladytron, Baby’s on Fire, Gimme Danger, Tumbling Down, and Bittersweet.

This is from Spin Magazine Online:

Teenage Fanclub, Radiohead, Sonic Youth Do ’70s N.Y.
Details about the Michael Stipe-produced soundtrack to Todd Haynes’ upcoming glam rock biopic Velvet Goldmine are surfacing. Though the flick isn’t likely to be competing with the aliens and giant Japanese monsters for box office this summer, glam fans can look forward to a slew of classics from the era (from Roxy Music, T. Rex, Brian Eno, and Lou Reed), inspired covers, plus some new songs by the likes of Grant Lee Buffalo and Shudder to Think. Among the highlights: Teenage Fanclub and Elastica’s Donna Matthews (who has a role in the flick) cover The New York Dolls’ “Personality Crisis” and two supergroups doing two Stooges faves: The Venus in Furs (featuring Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead) take on “Gimme Danger” while The Wylde Rattz (featuring Mike Watt and members of Sonic Youth) revive “T.V. Eye.”

Okay. Sources close to Green Plastic Radiohead have said that the upcoming episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast featuring Thom as guest won’t be aired until this August. thanks to kathy hay

The show airs Saturday nights at midnight on the Cartoon Network.
Spin Online also has this to say:

Thom Yorke vs. Space Ghost
Sources at Capitol Records, have confirmed that Radiohead singer Thom Yorke will indeed appear as a guest on the popular Cartoon Network talkshow, Space Ghost, though the air date is still “months away.” Yorke recently shot his segment and now the animation wizards are building an episode around him. We wonder if he’ll use his appearance as a forum for further dissing Microsoft boss Bill Gates (whom Yorke has called “the most paranoid man on the planet”).

Radiohead banned in China!
Yes it’s true along with all the other acts performing at this year’s Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington DC June 13 and 14.

from the ABC Radio Networks Rockwire:
The Chinese government issued a statement yesterday attacking the bands that intend to perform at this summer’s Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington D.C. A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in London stated that “Western artists have no right to intervene in the internal affairs of our country. Any of those performers who do will not be permitted entry to China, including Tibet, and their works will never be welcome in our country.”
The tickets for this concert go onsale May 2 at 9am EST. For more info and the complete lineup of bands go to www.tibet98.com.

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