Monday, June 17, 2019

Hail to the thief

Last week it was reported that Radiohead were being held ransom by someone who was threatening to leak previously released archival material from the OK Computer era unless the band paid $150,000. As this Pitchfork article explains, however, that's not quite what happened. Most significantly, it was fans of the band who were set to be the victims of extortion, not the band themselves.

Either way, though, it all worked out well in the end - the scam was rumbled and Radiohead invited people to pay a much more reasonable price for access to the material, with all proceeds going to environmental charity Extinction Rebellion.

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