Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has announced two LA dates for his new band on October 4th & 5th. Yorke has recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, R.E.M collaborator Joey Waronker, Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco, and his Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich for the gigs which will take place at the Orpheum Theatre.
Speaking about his new star-studded ‘backing band’, Yorke said: “In the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting a band together for fun to play ‘The Eraser’ stuff live and the new songs etc, to see if it could work! We don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz, well, we haven’t got that much material yet! But come and check it out if you are in the area.”
Two members of 90s Britpop heroes Supergrass have completed work on a new covers album, under the name The Hot Rats. Singer Gaz Coombes, along with drummer Danny Goffey recorded the album with with Radiohead cohort Nigel Godrich.
Speaking about the album to BBC 6 Music, which will feature songs from artists such as The Kinks and The Doors, Godrich said: “I saw them doing a cover of ‘Beat It‘ when they were promoting their last record as a two piece, so we decided to record it. Then we got in the studio and realised there were some better songs that we could be doing.”
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