Thom Yorke, a talented but little-known backup singer for the band Radiohead, has decided to break with the band over apparent “artistic differences”. The band Radiohead made a big splash at the Grammy’s last year when they showed up to replace Britney Spears, even pulling off some of her own dance moves in unison, leading many critics to say that they had become little more than a boy band and generating a public outcry. Apparently tempers flared after the bad PR, and Thom has been working ever since on his so-called “nuevo-huevo” rock project.
“I originally started this project as a medium to explore a fusion of R&B, Mariachi and Acid Jazz, but after SB 1070 hit I decided I could stay silent about the project no longer and want to begin touring as soon as this Fall. If I reach even one person with the beauty of this music, it will have been worth losing my finger in that cymbal accident.” – TY
Yorke’s unnamed project is being influenced by hip-hop heavyweight B-Real, who is expected to produce a live album from the tour. Other hip-hop/r&b notables that will be appearing on tour with Yorke will be Darren Robinson a.k.a. “Buff Love” of the Fat Boys and R. Kelly. The first single, Blind as a Guvnah, is now available for free download on http://www.waste.uk.com/