Radiohead has been added to the list of performers at this year’s Grammy Awards, scheduled for February 8th in Los Angeles. This is the band’s first ever performance at the Grammys, as well as their first live televised performance in the US since 2000.
The band is nominated for 5 Grammys this year, including best album for In Rainbows.
Radiohead joins a list of other artists slated to perform, including Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Kanye West, Jay Z, Coldplay, and many more.
Thom Yorke is featured in a new advertising campaign for the upcoming Grammy’s. From Billboard:
Developed by ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day the campaign includes television, radio, out of home, print, and online. In the TV ads, portraits of singers such as Thom Yorke, Rihanna and Stevie Wonder are drawn on screen using titles of songs that were critical to their development. The artists are heard talking about importance of music. Yorke’s participation is particularly noteworthy because the reclusive frontman for Radiohead rarely does commercial ads.
Radiohead’s In Rainbows has been nominated for “Album of the Year” in the year’s Grammy Awards.
Here’s who they are up against:
Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Ne-Yo – Year Of The Gentleman
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Radiohead – In Rainbows
In addition to “Album of the Year”, they were also nominated in the following categories:
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (House of Cards)
Best Rock Song (House of Cards)
Best Alternative Music Album (In Rainbows)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package (In Rainbows)
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical (Nigel Godrich)
Best Short Form Music Video (House of Cards)
First off, apologies for the lack of updates. There’s really no excuse other than personal and work lives became much more important over the last few months. 2007 should be better folks. It has to be better as this year marks 10 years of GP. Can you believe that? 10 years?! When I first started Green Plastic on my free AOL member page, I had no idea that it would of been a part of my life for this long. It’s gotten me jobs, it’s introduced me to new people, and it’s given me the opportunity to meet the band. For those that thought that I had given up on the site, fear not! While work and life have become more important to me, I will always have a place for this site. I mentioned in the last update that a redesign is in progress. That is still happening. I did tweak the older layout today as you may have noticed.
Okay, enough of that. Let me tell you what Radiohead has been doing since we last updated:
Most importantly, the band are back at work on the new album. Writing in the Dead Air Space blog last week, Thom mentioned that the band were “working on a version of 15step and rebuilding our studio in the wind.” He also suggests that if you live in the UK, that you visit http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/trident/.
Thom spoke in an interview recently saying that the new album is similar to OK Computer but “but much more terrifying.” The album should include songs like “Videotape” and “Bangers N Mash.” There’s still no date on the album release. Stay posted…
Thom Yorke’s Eraser is nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Alternative Music Album” category. He faces stiff competition from the Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The 49th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 11, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Thom is also nominated for the “British Male Solo” award at this year’s Brit Awards. James Morrison, Jarvis Cocker, Lemar and Paolo Nutini are all nominated too. The awards take place at London’s Earls Court Arena on February 14th.
There is plenty of other news, which we’ll post up soon. In the meantime, check out this video of an interview with Thom back in October:
(thanks to everyone that wrote in concerned about the status of the site. all is well)
It’s not called music’s biggest night just for the trophies — GRAMMY Awards night is also about the parties. Here’s a rundown on some of the night’s post-show happenings:
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke was the life of the party over at the Park Plaza Hotel, where EMI/Virgin celebrated its GRAMMY Award wins by Lenny Kravitz (his fourth win in a row for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Dig In”), Coldplay (Best Alternative Album for Parachutes), and Janet Jackson (Best Dance Recording for “All for You”).
Yorke wasn’t stumbling around or anything, but it did appear that he and the wine had been engrossed in some deep GRAMMY Award discussions, given his uncharacteristically happy disposition!