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Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

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Famous as :

Rock singer

Birth Name :

Thomas Edward Yorke

Birth Date :

October 07, 1968

Birth Place :

Wellingborough, England

Claim to fame :

Album "The Eraser" (2006)

Biography


Thomas Edward Yorke, better known as Thom Yorke, is the lead singer and principal songwriter of band Radiohead. He started forming a band for the very first time while studying at Abingdon School for Boys. Teaming up with Ed O'Brien as guitarist and Colin Greenwood as bassist, with Yorke himself as lead vocalist, the threesome named themselves On a Friday. They afterwards added new members Phil Selway as drummer and Greenwood's younger brother, Jonny, as harmonica player, keyboardist and guitarist.

By the time Yorke enrolled at University of Exeter, the group disbanded for a short period of time before reuniting and began recording a series of demo tapes. Thanks to their tape, titled "Manic Hedgehog", that On a Friday caught the attention of recording company EMI who signed them to a six-album deal in 1991. The following year, the band changed their stage name into Radiohead. The band tasted international fame with their third album "OK Computer", which successfully established Radiohead as one of the leading alternative rock acts of the 1990s. Aside from his success with Radiohead, Yorke also formed another band called Atoms for Peace with Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Even greater, he also launched solo singing career. His debut album "The Eraser" was released in 2006, debuting at No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in US. In September 2014, he released a sophomore album "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" which received positive reviews and was downloaded over a million times after being released for only six days.

Latest News


Thom Yorke's Surprise New Album Hits 1 Million Downloads in Six Days

October 03, 2014 08:27:10 GMT

's newest solo album "", which came out last Friday, September 26 via BitTorrent, has been downloaded for 1.1 million times. According to the file-sharing site, the number includes the $6 paid downloads of the full eight-track album as well as the free downloads of lead single "A Brain in a Bottle" and its video.
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke Releases Surprise Album on BitTorrent

September 27, 2014 01:52:24 GMT

is the latest musician to drop a surprise album, following in the footsteps of and most recently . The frontman quietly released "", his second solo album and his first in eight years, on Friday, September 26.
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Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich Remove Songs From Spotify

July 16, 2013 03:44:34 GMT

's and Nigel Godrich have announced the removal of their songs from Spotify. In a series of Twitter posts, Yorke and Godrich criticized Spotify for the amount of money paid to artists who allow their music on the popular music streaming service.
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Thom Yorke Dances in Atoms For Peace's 'Ingenue' Video

March 01, 2013 09:38:10 GMT

Supergroup has just released their newest music video "Ingenue" and it stars their founder and frontman . The lead vocalist dances in the four-minute-and-a-half clip that accompanies Atoms for Peace's latest single, a cut from their debut studio effort entitled "".
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Thom Yorke Gives Away Free Radiohead's Newspaper

March 29, 2011 05:10:43 GMT

took it upon himself to personally deliver 's newspaper by handing out free copies to fans in London. The rocker ventured to the Rough Trade East record store on Monday, March 28, to distribute the band's "The Universal Sigh" publication, which was created to mark the release of its latest album "".
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Radiohead's Frontman Calls on Fans to Help Him Create Space Art

November 23, 2010 06:39:14 GMT

frontman is calling on fans and friends to help him create a huge human art image of 11th century Viking leader Canute that is visible from space. Yorke is developing the ambitious project with bosses at environmental charity 350 EARTH to raise awareness about the globe's climate-change issues.
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Thom Yorke and Mark Ronson Team Up to Support '2 Minute Silence'

October 18, 2010 08:46:53 GMT

rocker , superproducer and British Prime Minister David Cameron have teamed up for an unusual new U.K. charity single - which features two minutes of silence.
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Michael Jackson's Father Misses Out on Chance to File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

June 26, 2010 07:55:48 GMT

's father has missed out on the chance of filing a wrongful death lawsuit against his son's physician on the anniversary of the King of Pop's death because of a mistake in the paperwork. Joe Jackson's lawyer Brian Oxman filed documents against Dr. Conrad Murray in federal court on Friday, June 25, seeking unspecified damages in connection with his son's death. But the suit was returned because or an error. It will now have to be refiled, according to TMZ.
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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke Surprise Fans at Glastonbury Festival

June 26, 2010 07:47:35 GMT

stars Jonny Greenwood and served up the first big surprise at this year's Glastonbury festival when they hit the stage for an unannounced set. The bandmates were introduced by festival organizer Michael Eavis, who built up the moment by calling it "the biggest surprise of the weekend."
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Thom Yorke's New Band Is Called Atoms for Peace, Tour Dates Announced

February 26, 2010 04:36:28 GMT

's supergroup has got an official name. "It has been decided that we call ourselves . hope you like the name.. it seemed bleedin' obvious," so the 's frontman announced.
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Thom Yorke's Gig to Raise Funds for Britain's Green Party

February 12, 2010 06:54:55 GMT

frontman is gearing up his efforts as an environmental campaigner - he's stepping into politics by playing a fundraising gig for Britain's Green Party. The singer is well known for his efforts to promote planet-friendly schemes, even arranging to reduce emissions on Radiohead's 2008 eco tour.
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