And he pays tribute to organiser Neil Young by covering one of his songs at the Bridge School Benefit...
RADIOHEAD frontman THOM YORKE played two unreleased songs by his band – as well as a NEIL YOUNG cover – at a rare solo appearance at this year’s BRIDGE SCHOOL benefit concert in CALIFORNIA last night (October 26).
The star played a seven-song set at the Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre at the first of two shows aimed to raise funds for the non-profit school co-founded by Neil Young, which works with children with speech and physical difficulties.
Yorke, dressed in black and switching between acoustic guitar and piano, played new Radiohead songs ‘Sail To The Moon’, which he dedicated to anyone who
participated in the weekend’s Peace March in San
Francisco, and ‘There There’, which were regulars in the set on their recent tour of mainland Europe. Both are expected to feature on the band’s sixth studio LP, set for release early next year.
Yorke also played a few of the band’s recent classics, but only went as far back as ‘Lucky’ from 1997’s ‘OK Computer’. He finished with a version of the Neil Young classic ‘After The Gold Rush’.
The full set was:
‘Everything In Its Right Place’
‘I Might Be Wrong’
‘Sail To The Moon’
‘Like Spinning Plates’
‘After The Gold Rush’
At the benefit’s second night on Sunday (October 27) Yorke also joined in the grand finale, joining Young,
Ryan Adams, LeAnn Rimes, James Taylor, Tenacious D
and Foo Fighters in a mass rendition of Young’s ‘Comes
Other highlights of the six-hour show
included a Foo Fighters acoustic set which featured a
cover of Husker Du’s ‘Never Talking To You Again’,
Ryan Adams doing Hank Williams’ ‘Lovesick Blues’ and
Tenacious D mauling a large part of The Beatles’