THE PLAY’S NOT THE THING

No injunction, but upset that permission was never sought...

Radiohead have issued a statement distancing themselves from the LA play ‘The Untitled Radiohead Project’.

This follows reports from several US web sites last weekend that the theatre director responsible for the work had received a telephone call from Warner Chappell music, Radiohead’s publishers, threatening to place an injunction on the play. related news

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The statement from the band read:

“The band knew nothing about the play until it had opened and reviews had started to come in.

“The script of the play is made up entirely of Radiohead lyrics, and the main character’s name is Thom.

“Neither Radiohead nor Warner Chappell, were approached for permission to use the lyrics.

“They were upset that no attempt had been made to ask for, or obtain permission from themselves or their publisher, something that would have been at least courteous.

“However, the band do not want to enforce closure of the show. The play will be allowed to run, on the understanding that the proceeds are going to charity.

Check back for updates on this story and news about Radiohead‘s film.

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