Listen: Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood And Tom discussed on PRI's The World
"Radiohead. Thanks to an online troll. Radiohead guitarist and composer, Jonny Greenwood announced the hack in a tweet, we go. Hi gloss week. That's not actually Jonny. Greenwood just one of our producers doing a bad impression. Anyway. Someone still tell us many discount code from around the time of oak computer on reportedly demanded, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars on thrive releasing Tom would be Tom York radio heads lead singer. Okay. Computer, it was one of the biggest albums of nineteen ninety seven so maybe Radiohead, wasn't hacked. Exactly. It was just a plain old theft of recordings on mini disc. The culprit was threatening to release the tracks online, even though those eighteen hours of demos and musical musings on those discs, had actually been kicking around the internet for a few days already. But anyway, back to climate change. Radiohead reacted by making all those recordings available on band camp. So you don't need to troll the dark web to get them and proceeds from online sales, there will benefit a British social action group called extinction. Rebellion the group that shutdown central London with climate change protests this spring? Radiohead might not know a hacker when they see one but they know how to turn an online nuisance into a savvy move for their fans will"