“The steady flow of recent Thom Yorke news continues with an exciting new development. Yorke has posted on Radiohead’s blog that he has started a new band to perform his solo material. The band (pictured above) consists of himself, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck/R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco, and… Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Yes, Flea.
Two shows have been scheduled for the as-yet-unnamed band: October 4 and 5 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thom writes, “the set will not be very long cuz ..well …we haven’t got that much material yet!”
The only question is: will Flea keep his shirt on?”
Uh, I think the real question is, who the hell cares if Flea keeps his shirt on?! THIS BAND IS AMAZING! I was kinda hoping that Jack White was somehow involved, but hey, we cant have it all can we?
Note: Interesting how urgent it was to take a promo pic. It’s like the ultimate “we are a band” solidifier. That, and the music, of course.