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April 12, 2012
MUSIC Radiohead's "The King of Limbs," which was abruptly made available for download via the band's website, can be heard from several different angles. Fans and critics have already been registering wildly divergent reactions: Some think it's one of the band's best efforts; others find it too low-key or similar to previous work; a few consider it awfully doomy, and a few others wish it were less abstract. The stature and skill of this band allow for so many interpretations that even a decisively unpretentious work like this one sends listeners wide to find its headwaters.
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April 26, 2014 | By Kari Howard
Ever since I started working with Raja Abdulrahim on her Syria stories two years ago, I've listened to Radiohead while editing them. It didn't start out as a running soundtrack to a writer and the conflict she still covers, but Radiohead's music has that combination of sorrow and alienation and dread and vulnerability that runs through the Syria conflict. I remember choosing “Talk Show Host” for the first story. (Warning: There's a bit of Anglo-Saxon language.) Its line about “I'll be waiting with a gun and a pack of sandwiches” seemed to echo the story's juxtaposition of violence and everyday life.
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May 8, 2004
Robert Hilburn must be kidding or careless to write that Radiohead is "one of the greatest bands ever in rock" ("A Joyous Desert Jam," May 3). They will never have the impact of (in no specific order) the Clash, Cure, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, Police, U2, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Who, Beatles, Beach Boys, Eagles, Nirvana, Grateful Dead, Jethro Tull, Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steely Dan, Chicago and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- just to name 20 off the top of my head.
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July 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Thom Yorke is the latest musician to speak out against popular music streaming services and the money -- or lack thereof, they say -- generated for artists. The Radiohead frontman issued a series of tweets on Sunday after longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich announced their recent Atoms for Peace album, “Amok,” and a number of projects from the two would no longer be available on Spotify . “We're off of spotify .. Can't do that no more man..
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June 14, 2013 | By August Brown
The concert promoter Live Nation and an unnamed engineer are among those facing charges stemming from the collapse of a stage in Toronto last year, hours before the band Radiohead was scheduled to perform, according to Canada's CBC. The stage collapse at Toronto's Downsview Park last June killed a drum technician for Radiohead and injured three others. The CBC reported that the  Ontario Ministry of Labour is charging  Live Nation Canada Inc., Live Nation Ontario Concerts GP Inc., Optex Staging & Services Inc., and an engineer with violations of Canada's Occupational Health and Safety Act. Live Nation Canada and Live Nation Ontario face four charges apiece.  The engineer is facing one charge of  “endangering a worker, as a result of his advice that is given or his certification that is made negligently or incompetently.” Optex, which has built stages for Lollapalooza and U2, faces four charges relating to the the structural integrity of the stage.
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October 7, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
If there's anything more American than a college football game, it's the marching band's halftime show. Baseball games don't have it. Pro football games rarely have it. Hockey games definitely don't have it. It's a beloved oddity of tuba-flavored Americana jammed halfway between four quarters of watching giant men batter one another. And despite the brutality of American football - where the athletes get bigger and faster every year and careers are brutish and short - marching bands have helped usher nerd culture into the mainstream.
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April 26, 2014 | By Kari Howard
Ever since I started working with Raja Abdulrahim on her Syria stories two years ago, I've listened to Radiohead while editing them. It didn't start out as a running soundtrack to a writer and the conflict she still covers, but Radiohead's music has that combination of sorrow and alienation and dread and vulnerability that runs through the Syria conflict. I remember choosing “Talk Show Host” for the first story. (Warning: There's a bit of Anglo-Saxon language.) Its line about “I'll be waiting with a gun and a pack of sandwiches” seemed to echo the story's juxtaposition of violence and everyday life.
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April 8, 2008 | Richard Cromelin
The second leg of Radiohead's North American tour will include two nights at the Hollywood Bowl in August and an opening-night spot at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, the English band announced Monday. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 24 and 25 and for two other Southern California shows -- Aug. 27 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista and Aug. 28 at the Santa Barbara Bowl -- will go on sale Saturday. At the three-day Lollapalooza in Grant Park, where it plays Aug. 1, Radiohead will be joined by a lineup that includes Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Gnarls Barkley, the Raconteurs, Wilco and Love and Rockets.
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April 2, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Having allowed fans to decide how much its latest album is worth, Radiohead is now allowing them to shape how its new single, "Nude," will sound. The British band, which let fans name their price for downloading "In Rainbows" last fall, is posting five component tracks, or "stems," from the single for purchase on iTunes. That will let them remix the stems, add beats, instruments or audio effects of their choosing. Fans then upload finished remixes to www.radioheadremix.com, where other Radiohead fans can listen and vote for a favorite.
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June 17, 1995 | SANDY MASUO
In promotional photos and videos, Radiohead's singer Thom Yorke frequently comes off like some ethereal, sprite-like cousin of Bjork. The band's two albums are laced with a dreamy sense of melody that holds together the lyrics' Angst . The video for "Fake Plastic Trees" features Yorke in a shopping cart rocketing through a surreal supermarket, like David Bowie's Major Tom lost in a suburban grocery store rather than outer space.
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June 29, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
One of the hottest tickets in Los Angeles this month was for a last-minute club show by Atoms for Peace, the high-profile side project built around an odd couple of alternative-rock superstars. The concert was in preparation for an extensive world tour that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers were to launch in the wake of their debut, the February release "Amok. " The idea was to try out some of the Atoms material in front of a small audience at a cozy West Adams performance space temporarily dubbed Club Amok.
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June 14, 2013 | By August Brown
The concert promoter Live Nation and an unnamed engineer are among those facing charges stemming from the collapse of a stage in Toronto last year, hours before the band Radiohead was scheduled to perform, according to Canada's CBC. The stage collapse at Toronto's Downsview Park last June killed a drum technician for Radiohead and injured three others. The CBC reported that the  Ontario Ministry of Labour is charging  Live Nation Canada Inc., Live Nation Ontario Concerts GP Inc., Optex Staging & Services Inc., and an engineer with violations of Canada's Occupational Health and Safety Act. Live Nation Canada and Live Nation Ontario face four charges apiece.  The engineer is facing one charge of  “endangering a worker, as a result of his advice that is given or his certification that is made negligently or incompetently.” Optex, which has built stages for Lollapalooza and U2, faces four charges relating to the the structural integrity of the stage.
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May 30, 2013
Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi may work in a vein most closely aligned with classical music, but listeners of Radiohead, Sigur Ros and Iceland's Jóhann Jóhannsson will feel immediately drawn to the dramatic, evocative sweep of his music. Inspired by the writings of Thoreau, Einaudi's latest album, "In a Time Lapse," should pair well with the Ford Theater's bucolic setting with a lush mix of delicate piano, strings and well-placed electronics. John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East, Hollywood.
NATIONAL
October 7, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
If there's anything more American than a college football game, it's the marching band's halftime show. Baseball games don't have it. Pro football games rarely have it. Hockey games definitely don't have it. It's a beloved oddity of tuba-flavored Americana jammed halfway between four quarters of watching giant men batter one another. And despite the brutality of American football - where the athletes get bigger and faster every year and careers are brutish and short - marching bands have helped usher nerd culture into the mainstream.
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September 28, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
The Christina Aguilera comeback machine kicked into higher gear Friday morning with the online premiere of the music video for "Your Body," the lead single from the pop star's forthcoming "Lotus," which is scheduled for release on Nov. 13. "No men were harmed in the making of this video," reads a notice at the beginning of the mayhem-filled clip. It's a useful disclaimer, as Aguilera spends the next four minutes knocking off several of them (including one stubbled Adam Levine look-alike)
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August 8, 2012 | By Chris Barton
Given the march of time, there's most likely an entire generation that responded to the news of Marvin Hamlisch's death on Monday with a curious "Who?" While Hamlisch's compositions forged a deep link with either the stage or screen where they were initially heard, the songs often reverberated years after their release into pop culture. Here are five examples. This video doesn't indicate a year it was recorded, but judging by Radiohead's look and guitar-centric approach, smart money is on somewhere around the band's sophomore album "The Bends" in the mid-'90s.
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