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Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion), and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals).

Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. The song was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit several months after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Radiohead's popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to greater international fame. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer is often acclaimed as one of the landmark records of the 1990s.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a dramatic evolution in Radiohead's musical style, as the group incorporated experimental electronic music, krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of piano and guitar driven rock, electronics, and lyrics inspired by war, was the band's final album for their major record label, EMI. Radiohead initially self-released their seventh album In Rainbows (2007) as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, which the band released independently.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with the band's work being placed highly in both listener polls and critics' lists; they have the distinction of doing so in both the 1990s and 2000s. In 2005, Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's list of "The Greatest Artists of All Time", while Jonny Greenwood (48th) and Ed O'Brien were both included in Rolling Stone's list of greatest guitarists, and Thom Yorke (66th) in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000s.

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Jonny Greenwood says he has been emailing Thom Yorke new Radiohead song ideas

Jonny Greenwood says he has been emailing Thom Yorke new Radiohead song ideas

The band will start work on their new album in September

  • Jul 20, 2014

Radiohead to begin 'rehearsing and recording' new album in September

Jonny Greenwood confirms plans for band to meet up later in the year

  • Jul 12, 2014

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway announces new album 'Weatherhouse'

The LP will be released on October 6

  • Jun 24, 2014

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood set for London gig

Guitarist will perform at The Roundhouse in Camden

  • Apr 29, 2014

Radiohead's Colin Greenwood to take part in triathlon for leukaemia charity Scarlett's Dragons

The event will take place on June 7-8 in Oxfordshire

  • Apr 11, 2014

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Arriving At Malahide Castle

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What does Radiohead mean to you?

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Radiohead Reviews

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Manchester Arena, Manchester, October 6

  • Oct 19, 2012

Optimus Alive

Lisbon, Portugal Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15

  • Jul 30, 2012

Radiohead

Moody Theater, Texas, March 6th and Frank Erwin Center, Texas, March 7th

  • Mar 23, 2012

Radiohead - 'Cut A Hole'

An atmospheric, shifting gloomathon

  • Mar 2, 2012

Radiohead - 'Fat Girl' (demo)

Thom’s sweet vocal aside, it’s pretty dreadful

  • Jan 17, 2012

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