Tag: Radiohead

Jeff Simonds: Are the Grammys Out of Touch?

In a new series on HeadCount’s blog, Jeff Simonds — a professor, writer, and HeadCount Team Leader — tries to understand the world of politics, music, and pop culture.

Posted in Guest Blog, Jeff Simonds

New App Brings Iconic Music Photography to Your iPad

A new app allows you to peer into the mind of legendary music photographer Danny Clinch.

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Ticketmaster: Cheap Concerts, Expensive Tickets

Will Call? Paper Tickets? Print it Yourself? It doesn’t matter. TicketMaster charges multiple fees for every type of transaction.

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Radiohead announces “Newspaper Album” to be released Saturday

Earlier this week, Radiohead announced their first album since 2007’s In Rainbows. The album, called The King of Limbs, drops digitally on Saturday. Details are scarce, but here’s what we do know.

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Eco-Rockers and Green Driving

Welcome to 2011 and this year’s first Sustainability & Climate Change e-newsletter. Here’s the sort of news that’s caught my eye.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Remember Haiti with this Radiohead Benefit Concert

Last January Radiohead organized a benefit concert that raised $572,754 for Oxfam, with tickets as expensive as $2,000. And now that concert is available to you by download or to watch instantly, here.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Remember the climate change movement?

Twelve months ago, President Barack Obama vowed to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. and the bar for the world. Now, he says climate change legislation is off the table for at least the next 3 years.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Thom Yorke Live On ‘The Stupid Show’ Today

We’re big fans of Radiohead’s Tom Yorke and his involvement in the climate-change movement. If you receive the HeadCount Sustainability & Conservation e-newsletter, you already know that Yorke kicked off The Age of Stupid‘s September 21 premiere with a New York City acoustic performance that was broadcast live to theaters screening the film. (Yorke performed…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

New Radiohead Single Celebrates Pacifist WWI Vet Harry Patch

Radiohead’s new single, “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” was written in honor of the United Kingdom’s final veteran of World War I, who died in July at the age of 111. As Thom Yorke explains on the band’s website, where it can be downloaded, the stately and somber tune reflects Patch’s pacifist beliefs. Proceeds from…

Posted in Music and Activism

Radiohead Manager Launches New Label

In a recent Time Out Chicago interview, German DJ-producer Paul van Dyk trashed Radiohead for being rich millionaires who could afford to give away 2007’s In Rainbows while less successful musicians still eat cat food: “Bands like Radiohead who basically made millions and millions and millions of dollars back in the days when there were…