Radiohead Biography

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

Radiohead released their first 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 has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked an evolution in Radiohead's musical style, as the group incorporated experimental electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences. Although critical opinion was initially divided, Radiohead remained popular. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of guitar-driven rock, electronics and lyrics inspired by headlines, was the band's final album for their major record label, EMI. Radiohead independently released their seventh album, In Rainbows (2007), originally as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, later in stores, to critical and chart success.

Radiohead's work has appeared in a large number of listener polls and critics' lists. For example, in 2005 Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's list of "the greatest artists of all time". While the band's earlier albums were particularly influential on British rock and pop music, their later albums brought them a wide audience. Their work has influenced other musicians in genres ranging from jazz and classical music to hip hop and R&B.

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Radiohead News

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

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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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