While Rachel struggles to come to terms with Brody’s secret, the McKinley kids indulged in their favourite guilty pleasures.
Here’s what you missed on last night’s episode, “Guilty Pleasures”
Mr. Schuester is out sick and instead of cancelling Glee, Blaine and Sam decided to take over and gave the group an assignment for the week. Inspired by Sam’s macaroni art (he does a mean Emma Stone), they decide everyone should sing a song by one of their guilty pleasure artists. Bring on the Wham!, Barry Manilow and Phil Collins!
He’s Got a Crush on You
Blaine may have thought his crush on Sam was a secret, but nobody else did. Sam spent the whole week trying to get Blaine to admit he was his guilty pleasure, but when all Blaine could come up with was Phil Collins, he finally admitted that he knew. It is really amazing that he doesn’t have a problem with Blaine’s feelings – although I’m sure with his looks he’s used to the attention.
The Glee club has 99 problems and they’re all Kitty (in this episode, anyways). She was admittedly the most hated girl in school, so she appeared on Fondue for Two to clear her rap. And when she revealed her biggest guilty pleasure was the Spice Girls, it was hard for everyone to hate on her. Let’s face it; the Spice Girls are the solution to every problem, ever.
Everyone got something different out of the epic two hour Lance Armstrong/Oprah Winfrey interview. Some people hate him more, some people hate him less, and someone, somewhere, thought the best way to describe their feelings about Armstrong was through the lyrical genius of “Creep” by Radiohead.
He may have avoided going into great detail about his doping, but with a little editing, we got to hear Armstrong admit that he was, in fact, a creep. While they may not be happy with his confession, hearing those words come out of his mouth might just be enough.
Watch it here
A person has been killed and several injured as a result of a massive stage collapse in Toronto just an hour before Radiohead’s sold-out show in Downsview Park.
While no band members were believed to be on the stage at the time, concert crew were working in the area at the time.
As a result of the incident, Radiohead cancelled their performance.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Radiohead show at Downsview Park tonight has been cancelled,” the band said on Twitter. “Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue.”
This is truly an unfortunate situation. My thoughts go out to anyone affected by the incident.
Weezer has covered Radiohead’s iconic song ‘Paranoid Android,’ Billboard reveals.
The in-studio cover isn’t the first time Weezer has covered the band’s songs. They’ve performed other classics like ‘Creep’ before, and decided to take it one step further by recording a full-out studio version.
I love, love, love this song, so I enjoy hearing any cover of it. I think Weezer succeeded into take the song and making it their own, by switching up lyrics and instrumental here and there. Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer, definitely has the voice to pull it off. Great song, great cover.
Check it out below!
Quirky pop singer Regina Spektor has covered Radiohead’s “No Surprises” off of their hit OK Computer with all proceeds going to relief efforts in Haiti and Chile, reports Stereogum.
Her haunting take on the song is definitely worth a listen, which you can do here.
Spektor blogged, “i LOVE [Radiohead], and thank them for donating their proceeds too!!! they are the best!”
The song can be bought on iTunes. All proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders, who will then distribute the money to various aid projects for the earthquake victims in Chile and Haiti. On March 23, Spektor played at New York City’s Irving Plaza for a special Doctors Without Borders benefit concert.
Former Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist, John Frusciante, has been voted the best guitarist of the last 30 years, reports CHARTattack. The voting was done in a BBC 6music listeners’ poll.
Frusciante left the Chili Peppers this past December.
But, since 1980, there has been no greater guitarist than Frusciante.
Frusciante beat out many great guitarists for the top spot. He beat former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, as well as Muse front man Matthew Bellamy and Tom Morello.
Overall, Frusciante picked up 13.9 per cent of the votes.
Just recently, the top guitarist of the last 30 years, contributed his talent to Man Meat, Swahili Blonde’s debut album, to be released July 6.
Frusciante is also the executive producer for Mars Volta axeman Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s The Sentimental Engine Slayer debut album, and plans to release two albums with Rodriguez-Lopez sometime this year.
Frusciante also beat out Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, and Jack White.
The super-group consists of Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joey Waronker, drummer for R.E.M., Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark, and finally, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
“It has been decided that we call ourselves Atoms for Peace,” Yorke said on the Radiohead web site. “Hope you like the name. It seemed bleedin’ obvious.”
In April, Atoms for Peace will begin a brief tour starting with two nights at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. The tour will come to a close on April 18, with a performance at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California.
On Sunday (Jan. 24), the hugely popular alternative band took a break from recording their next album to perform a show at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and raise money for Haiti earthquake relief, reports rollingstone.com.
“This is how much money we made,” said singer-guitarist Thom Yorke as he was handed the final tally late into the two-hour concert. “Gross: Fuck me! $572,774 [U.S.]!”
Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien denied frontman Thom Yorke’s prior claim that the band is finished with new albums.
In an interview with NME.com, O’Brien said the group is set to record their next album this winter under the production of Nigel Godrich.
“Typical Radiohead,” he joked, “We’re going into the studio in winter. It’s always miserable! When you’re in a studio in the countryside the music you make is definitely affected by what season it is.”
The announcement comes less than three weeks before the guitarist will appear in a debate on ‘Music’s Survival in the 21st Century’, organized by the Feature Artists Coalition (FAC).
The artist-only discussion, taking place in London, will also feature Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Marillion’s Mark Kelly and Master Shortie. Topics will include:
•The range of income streams available to featured artists today
•Discussion about direct-to-fan models such as those used by Radiohead, Marillion & Master Shortie
Simply uttering Thom Yorke’s name in a news release is often enough to make music bloggers and listeners the world over froth a little with excitement. But this latest news from the prolific Radiohead frontman is enough to incite hysterics.
Yorke has announced a supergroup side-project with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which seems to be enough talent and spunk as is. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire, so where there’s Yorke, there’s Radiohead’s long-time producer Nigel Godrich. And heck, why not throw in Beck and R.E.M.’s drummer Joey Waronker? After all.
The project is yet unnamed, but the group took the stage this weekend in what Yorke called a “public rehearsal” at Los Angeles’ Echoplex for a blistering set of showmanship to a very lucky exclusive audience. The set was packed with the entirety of Yorke’s first solo effort, 2006′s The Eraser, flourishing under the care of his new backing band, according to Pitchfork’s Ian Cohen (lucky bastard). Yorke played four new songs solo, “Open the Floodgates”, “Lotus Flower”, “Skirting on the Surface”, and “Judge, Jury, Executioner” and then brought the band back for a few hits off Radiohead’s Com Lag EP as well as their new song, “Super Collider”.
Aux Music television is making their official television debut on October 1st with the Canadian premiere of Radiohead: From the Basement. The debut will preview what to look forward to in Aux programming: a celebration of domestic and international talent. Aux was launched in November 2008, and is the self-proclaimed, “Face of thriving music culture.” It contains a diverse, progressive selection of musical content. Radiohead: From The Basement focuses on the work of legendary musical act Radiohead as they perform live in the intimate studio basement of music producer and sound engineer, Nigel Godrich. The special performance includes music from the band’s final breakthrough album, In Rainbows, along with several other popular songs.
At 9: 30 p.m. EST, Aux will screen a preview of the new original series, AUX live, which will feature live performances from talented Canadian artists like The Stills and K’naan.
Raja Khanna, Founder & President of AUX, said that viewers tuning into to AUX will get their fix of tested musical acts like Radiohead and Billy Talent, along with new and upcoming artists like Grand Analog, Ohbijou, and Still Life Still. “Our roster of launch weekend programming sets the tone for everything to come,” says Khanna. Aux will also feature the film Dead Man Walking on Saturday, October 3 at 9 p.m. The 1995 cult classic directed by Jim Jarmusch, features Johnny Depp and Iggy Pop in the story summarized in the Aux press release as, “An accountant who embarks on a bloody journey through a twisted version of the American Old West.”
The Radiohead frontman has put together a band to tour for his 2006 solo project “The Eraser” and his newer solo tracks, Muchmusic.com reports.
Yorke’s band will include Red Hot Chilli Peppers bass guitarist Flea, former Smashing Pumpkins and Beck drummer Joey Waronker, Forro in the Dark musican Mauro Refosco, and Beck, Travis and Radiohead producer Nigel Godbrich.
On Radiohead’s website, Thom Yorke said the nameless super group will play two shows on October 4th and 5th at the Orpheum theatre in Los Angeles. “the set will not be very long cuz ..well …we haven’t got that much material yet!”, said Yorke in his post on the site. Radiohead announced in August that they will no longer making albums as a group, but they may continue to make individual songs and he will continue to pursue his solo projects. His latest solo track, “Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses”, has all the rhythm and temp that Radiohead songs usually pack, along with the distinctly soft yet strong vocals of Thom Yorke. The song was even placed on Kanye West’s blog and Facebook page, even after the Radiohead frontman reportedly snuffed West at the Grammys when the rapper – an admirer of Yorke – requested to meet him.
If you haven’t heard of “Band of Skulls,” you will very soon. These UK rockers had the first ever global iTunes “Single of the Week” back in April for their debut song “I Know What I am,” and they just keep taking the rock world by storm.
The trio were voted Best Live Band at Toronto’s NXNE festival in June and are fresh off Lollapalooza. Twi-hards may already know “Band of Skulls” has been confirmed to be included alongside Radiohead and Muse in the upcoming “New Moon” Soundtrack, out in November.
Radiohead, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys have been tapped to headline this summer’s Reading and Leeds Festivals in the U.K.
The festivals are among the country’s largest annual music showcases and will be held in two different parts of England over the Bank Holiday weekend from Aug. 28 to 30. Most of the performers will play both events.
It seems that Radiohead is annoying all of their famous fans these days. Recently, Miley Cyrus went on a radio show and unleashed her plans to “ruin” Radiohead by telling the world that the band snubbed her at the Grammy Awards.
Miley explained that she was a huge fan of the band and expected to meet them after sending her manager over to talk to them and arrange an introduction with the starlet. Sadly for Miley, she was turned down as the band told her manager that they “didn’t really do that.” Miley ended up leaving the awards early because she was upset by the incident and didn’t want to stick around to watch Radiohead perform.
It seems that Miley Cyrus can get pretty much anything she wants these days, being the emerging pop princess and proclaimed reigning Queen of Disney. Yet there is something that she hasn’t been able to get her hands on, despite begging, pleading and using all of her industry contacts; a meet and greet with the rock Gods of Radiohead.
It seems that Miley was banking on a face to face meeting with the band at the Grammy Awards, yet she failed miserably and ended up leaving the Grammy’s upset and with a shattered ego.
The 16 year old pulled as many strings as she could at the Febuary 8th Award show to get up close and personal with the Radiohead members, even sending her manager over to request a meeting by saying “Miley is really obsessed [with you],” to which they simply replied, “we don’t really do that.”
It was announced on Monday (January 26) that Radiohead would perform on the Grammy Awards show taking place on February 8. The band is up for five Grammys.
The performance at this year’s 51st annual Grammy Awards will mark Radiohead’s first live TV performance in the U.S. since 2000, not to mention the first time the band plays on the award show.
With Radiohead added to the list, three nominees for Album of the Year are set to perform at the award show. However, both Robert Plant and Alison Krauss who are nominated for their collaboration “Raising Sand,” and Ne-Yo have not been confirmed as performers.
Justin Timberlake and T.I. will also be performing at the awards. T.I. will be joining Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West to perform their hit “Swagga Like Us.”
Other acts for the night include Katy Perry – who lends her song “I Kissed A Girl” for this year’s My Grammy Moment – Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, the Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood, among other performers.
Radiohead’s previously announced greatest hits compilation will also be released as a DVD, featuring nine never-before-released music videos.
The ‘Best Of’ DVD, which will hit stores June 2, includes 21 music video spanning the band’s career from 1993′s “Pablo Honey” to 2003′s “Hail to the Thief.”
The disc features two different music videos for the band’s 1995 hit “High and Dry,” as well as nine videos which have never been released until now.
The audio version of Radiohead’s greatest hits, available as a CD, a deluxe CD and a 4 x 12” vinyl set, will drop the same day.
Here’s the full video listing for the DVD:
‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’
‘Pop Is Dead’
‘My Iron Lung’
‘High and Dry (UK version)’
‘High and Dry (US version)’
‘Fake Plastic Trees’
‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’
‘I Might Be Wrong’
‘Push Pulk’/'Spinning Plates’
‘Go To Sleep’
‘Sit Down Stand Up’
’2+2=5 (Live at Belfort Festival)’
Kanye West, Rage Against The Machine and — for the first time — Radiohead are reportedly among the huge names who will play this summer’s Lollapalooza.
Festival promoters will not announced the full line-up of more than 120 acts until Monday, but the Chicago Sun-Times says it confirmed its report through industry sources.
Other artists on the bill according to the Times include The Raconteurs, Nine Inch Nails, Bloc Party, Gnarls Barkley, Wilco, Battles, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Cat Power, The Black Keys, Mates Of State and Canadians Broken Social Scene.
The event will take place at Chicago’s Grant Park from August 1 to 3.
Last year’s edition drew the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pearl Jam, Interpol and Daft Punk, among others.
Radiohead fans will get a blast from the past with a best-of compilation.
The band’s old label Parlophone have announced it will release “Radiohead: The Best Of” on June 2, featuring 29 tracks spanning Radiohead’s career from “Pablo Honey” to “Hail To The Thief,” plus the B-side “Talk Show Host.”
The two-disc package won’t include their most recent album “In Rainbows,” which the band initially self-released online before putting it out the traditional way through XL Records.
Here is the full tracklisting for “Radiohead: The Best Of”:
‘High And Dry’
‘My Iron Lung’
‘Fake Plastic Trees’
‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’
‘Everything In Its Right Place’
‘I Might Be Wrong’
‘Go To Sleep’
‘Exit Music (For A Film)’
‘The National Anthem’
‘Talk Show Host’
‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’
‘How To Disappear Completely’
‘True Love Waits’