2004 – “Bark at the Moon” singer Ozzy Osbourne is named a Godlike Genius at the NME Awards in London. Best Album is Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief, while Kings of Leon win Best New Band and Best International Band.
2004 – James Lawrence, guitarist with Hope of the States, is found hanged at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath, where the UK art rockers were finishing work on their debut album. He was 26. HOPE OF the States, for whom James Lawrence played guitar, was one of a new generation of British bands […]
2003 – Radiohead play “Creep” in the U.K. for the first time in two years during a massive concert at London’s Earls Court.
2003 – Radiohead makes it a hat-trick of wins when it wins the “best act in the world today” award for the third-year running at the Q Awards in London. However, the band sends a silent video message to accept the accolade, pouring scorn on award organizers Q Magazine, which called the band “miserable” in […]
2003 – Radiohead scores its fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album as “Hail to the Thief” goes straight to the top of the new U.K. album chart.
2003 – Radiohead release their sixth album Hail to the Thief.
2003 – Brainy rockers Radiohead kick off an intimate club tour to promote new album Hail to the Thief at Dublin’s Olympia.
2002 – Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood host the session, in which the band DJs and plays three new songs plus a cover of Dick Smith and Felix Bernard’s yuletide classic “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
2002 – For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as “best act in the world today” at the Annual Q Awards, held in London.
2002 – Radiohead’s Phil Selway raises a total of 18,514 pounds ($26,628) from fans who sponsor his participation in the London Marathon. Selway finishes the foot race in fourand- a-half hours.
2002 – Radiohead and actor Ewan McGregor contribute voiceovers to an advertisement for anti-poverty charity War on Want that premieres today in the U.K.
2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York’s Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The event draws a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that include the Beastie Boys’ Adam […]