So, Thom Yorke…
Interesting guy. He released those solo tracks last week and now has decided to play a few live shows (something he rarely does without Radiohead).
Who does he recruit for his band? Flea. Yeah, that Flea. The one from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Does anyone else find this to be a somewhat odd combination?
It would be really wild if Colin Greenwood was replaced by Flea. I guarantee the next Radiohead album would have a different sound.
Anyway, the press release states rather sternly that Radiohead is not, in fact, breaking up.
Read the rest of the release:
Thom Yorke announced last night at http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/
that he has assembled a band to play a pair of shows October 4 and 5 at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater. Thom, Joey Waronker, Mauro Refosco, Flea and Nigel Godrich will play material from his 2006 album The Eraser as well as new songs.
Local act Lucky Dragons will support.
Radiohead is not breaking up.
As previously reported, Thom Yorke released the FeelingPulledApartbyHorses/The Hollow Earth 12-inch on September 21. The single will be released digitally October 6. Both tracks were produced by Nigel Godrich and mastered by Bob Ludwig.