Radiohead dress up for Christmas!
BAND DON SADDAM AND DUBYA MASKS AND PLAY FOUR LIVE SONGS DURING THREE-HOUR SEASONAL WEBCAST
Radiohead dressed up as world leaders including George W Bush, Tony Blair and Saddam Hussein and played four songs during a special Christmas webcast to fans.
The band – who have now finished recording their new album, and are mixing in an Oxford studio with a view to releasing it in June – constructed a page on their official website, www.radiohead.com with a festive message from singer Thom Yorke, telling fans to expect an event at 10pm (GMT) on December 18.
As promised, the group appeared on a webcast lasting almost three hours, with Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood DJing.
Four live songs were also played; 'Punch Up At A Wedding', 'Good Morning Mr Magpie', 'I Froze Up', and a festive cover of 'Winter Wonderland'.
'Punch Up At A Wedding' was among the songs played live on this year's tour of Spain and Portugal, while 'I Froze Up', a simple organ ballad, and the Beatle-esque 'Good Morning Mr Magpie' are previously unheard.
Elsewhere, the group played up to the camera, and at one point put on masks resembling George W Bush, Tony Blair and Saddam Hussein.
For everything you'll need to know about the new Radiohead album, see page 24.