Radiohead Play Haiti Relief Show, U2 Working on New Album and TCV Playing SNL…
Radiohead played a one-off show in aid of Haiti’s earthquake survivors last night.
The band broke from recording sessions to play a gig at Los Angeles’ Music Box Theatre At The Fonda, to raise funds for Oxfam’s attempts to help the country that was hit by the natural disaster earlier this month.
With tickets for the show auctioned off in advance, the band played a full set to the packed crowd, which saw a Radiohead debut for ‘Lotus Flower’, Ateaseweb.com reports.
The new song has only previously been performed solo by frontman Thom Yorke.
U2 have revealed that they have begun work on a new album.
The follow-up to 2009′s ‘No Line On The Horizon’, the as-yet-untitled album is set to be “really special”.
“We are working on a lot of new songs,” The Edge told EW.com. “Some of them are really, really happy. We’re convinced that we have something really special.”
Adding that the band have been working on material in-between legs of their world tour, the guitarist revealed a little more about the making of the album.
“We are experimenting with a lot of different arrangements, and electronic is one of the things we are playing with,” he explained. “But there are other songs that are very traditional, almost folk. In some ways, that’s the thing we haven’t figured out yet, is where this album is going to end up.”
Them Crooked Vultures will be the musical guest on the February 6 episode of Saturday Night Live, with Ashton Kutcher as host.