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Radiohead to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

by Jonathan on September 29, 2011

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Thom and Jonny taped an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Friday and it is set to air this Monday, October 3 at 12:35 AM /11:35 PM Central. The duo performed “Give up the Ghost.”

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Radiohead appear on ‘The Colbert Report’

by Jonathan on September 27, 2011

Radiohead on The Colbert Report

Radiohead appeared on an hour-long special edition of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report last night and it did not disappoint. The majority of the show was dedicated to the band. Radiohead played four songs: “The Daily Mail,” “Bloom,” “Little by Little,” and “The National Anthem.” In addition, there were two interview segments; the first was with the full band and the second was just Thom and Ed.

The band also taped two additional songs (“Morning Mr. Magpie” and “Codex”) which did not air but are available online.

Colbert was his normal over-the-top self which is always funny but we’ll admit, there were some cringe-worthy moments when he interacted with the band. All in all, it was an awesome night. Colbert “grills” the band on various topics such as why they are British, Dr. Pepper, global warming, corporations, and their Christmas album.

The Guardian has a recap of the show which you should read:

But despite the jokes, Colbert was sweetly visibly thrilled to have the generally interview-averse band on his show. But the band-members themselves looked even more thrilled to be there.

Thom Yorke in particular – not a man famed for his sense of humour – was clearly having the time of his life, being ribbed by the comedian and even making some jokes back.

“Why do Americans like you?” demanded Colbert.

“We don’t know. Not a clue,” replied Yorke, looking slyly out towards the audience.

When Colbert suggested it was just a hangover from Beatlemania, Yorke countered that they were “still waiting for the greeting off the plane with all the crowds and shit”.

“Well, maybe if you were lovable moptops … but you guys have this totally indie ragged kind of quality.”

Yorke burst into laughter while Jonny Greenwood behind him could barely sit up for giggling.

“How old are you?” continued Colbert. After some umming, Yorke, sporting a grizzled beard, replied that he is 42.

“Grow up, man,” Colbert spat out. The band laughed delightedly.

What did you think of the show?

The full episode is online for you to view. All the individual performances are viewable after the jump.

Click here to view all the performances and interviews…

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Stephen Colbert

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Next Monday, September 26, Radiohead will be guests on a special one hour edition of The Colbert Report, which airs on Comedy Central. This is the first hour-long special the show has ever done.

Radiohead will perform four songs, featuring material off its most recent album, The King of Limbs, as well as the recently debuted and unreleased track, “The Daily Mail.” An additional song will also be performed for the online version of The Colbert Report.

Colbert said in a statement: “I look forward to meeting the Radioheads and leveraging their anti-corporate indie cred to raise brand awareness for my sponsors.”

This special episode will air two days after Radiohead kicks off the new Saturday Night Live season with host Alec Baldwin.

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Radiohead at Glastonbury 1997

by Jonathan on December 17, 2010

Glastonbury 1997

For those in the UK, the digital-only BBC4 will be airing an hour of Radiohead’s set from Glastonbury 1997 at 1:15 AM this Sunday night/Monday morning.

Set your DVR!

(thanks to Duncan)

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Flashback: Paranoid Android on Jools Holland

by Jonathan on August 18, 2010

We’ve linked to this performance before and thought that it deserved another mention. One of the better performances of “Paranoid Android” occurred on Later… with Jools Holland back in 1997. It’s clearly evident why Jonny used to wear that brace on his wrist due to RSI (repetitive strain injury). He abuses that guitar… in a good way.

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Flashback: When Radiohead was a hair band

by Jonathan on May 13, 2010

Radiohead

Watch the video. ‘Nuff said.

(via our message board, Mortigi Tempo)

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