Radiohead’s music publisher, Warner Chappell Music, has launched a website where you can purchase and download sheet music and tabs for songs from all of Radiohead’s albums. Check it out here.
Rollingstone.com has a slideshow gallery of photos spanning 15 years of Radiohead. Check them out!
If you don’t own Radiohead’s 2001 release, Amnesiac, then here’s your chance. Amazon is selling the 11 track album for $1.99 in their MP3 store.
I know, this really has no substance, but it’s interesting.
From Digital Spy:
Daniel Radcliffe has said that the albums of Radiohead could have been a perfect soundtrack for the Harry Potter movies.
The actor told the Daily Record that it was “almost uncanny” how appropriate the records were to his character in the films.
Radcliffe said: “Harry’s darkness is a very specific type of darkness and it’s Radiohead’s OK Computer or Amnesiac, and it’s Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible and Hope of the States’ The Lost Riots and it’s stuff like that.
“It’s kind of angry and epic. It’s angry in the sense that your life is beyond your control and you are in the middle of this maelstrom of politics and power. You have no control over that, and that’s where part of Harry’s anger comes from.”
He added that he would like Icelandic band Sigur Rós to work on the score for the final movie in the series, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.
“They would be great, wouldn’t they? It’s so right, it’s got the amount of grandeur and majesty. It’s epic and it’s magical and it’s playing the guitar with the violin bow and… ah God, it would be great,” Radcliffe said.
You may remember that Phil and Jonny played in the Wyrd Sisters band in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie.
Today all of Radiohead’s albums have been made available to purchase on iTunes. Not only that, but they are available as “iTunes Plus” (read: no DRM). We’re sure the addition of Radiohead’s album catalog has everything to do with EMI’s release of “The Best of Radiohead” compilation, which is also available through iTunes today.
But wait! It appears that all of Radiohead’s music videos are available too. Make sure to check out the “Anyone Can Play Guitar” video if you’ve never seen it. So cringe-worthy, it’s great. I mean, who doesn’t love Phil and Ed dressing like bank robbers and Colin holding iguanas? C’mon!
(thanks to Rex)
By now you have probably heard that starting on December 10th, you will be able to purchase all of Radiohead’s previously released albums from www.radioheadstore.com. All 6 studio albums plus 2001’s I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings will be available 3 different ways:
– Limited Edition CD box set repackaged in digipack sleeves featuring the original artwork.
– DRM-free, high quality 320 kbps MP3s
– Strictly limited edition 4gb USB stick, shaped in Radiohead’s iconic “bear” image and housed in a bespoke deluxe box.
For more information, head on over to www.radioheadstore.com.
It should be noted that Radiohead themselves don’t have anything to do with this release.
EMI/Parlophone are releasing this without the band’s blessing and participation. EMI and Radiohead parted ways after 2003’s Hail to the Thief and there are rumors around that EMI is not too pleased that In Rainbows is being distributed by another label. Pitchfork has more:
The announcement earlier this week that Parlophone/EMI would be issuing a box set of Radiohead’s previously released albums took many fans by surprise. Sure, the set looks purdy, but it doesn’t come with any bonus tracks or new artwork or liner notes. And that USB stick sure is clunky. Plus, why would Radiohead want to release this thing on December 10, right when everybody will be getting their pre-ordered discboxes of In Rainbows? Seems a little fishy.
On Monday, Boing Boing posted an item about the box set. Yesterday, it was updated with the following:
“A publicity-shy reader writes, ‘I think people need to know that the band isn’t some greed machine. I can tell you with 100% certainty that EMI is putting out all those reissues without the band’s participation, blessing, permission or involvement at all. They are doing it as retribution for the band’s decision not to go with them in releasing the new album. Despite their contract being expired, EMI had been counting on the revenue from the forthcoming album. When the band put out the digital version of the album themselves, EMI threatened them with re-releasing their entire catalog on the same day the discbox of IN RAINBOWS was being sent out, Dec 10, unless the band gave EMI the standard physical release of the album. Of course the band/managers told EMI to piss off and were appalled that at such an important point in the band’s career that their former partners would do this to them.'”
We checked in with representatives from both the band and the label. According to the Radiohead camp, the box set was indeed not the band’s idea. They did not confirm any in-fighting, though. EMI agreed that the box was a label initiative, and said that the band’s management was offered the opportunity to participate in the project, but declined. As for the release date, EMI maintained that no maliciousness was intended. Rather, it’s simply box set season–who doesn’t want to find a nicely packaged multi-CD bundle under the tree on Christmas morning?
As for that other Radiohead release we’re all looking forward to, it’s maybe possibly coming out January 1, maybe possibly on ATO/Side One in the U.S., the band is maybe possibly doing a webcast about it on Friday and maybe possibly touring behind it next year.