Radiohead returning to the studio
Work on next album began over the summerNEW YORK -- Radiohead plans to return to the studio in January to continue work on its next album, which began over the summer.
"The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present," guitarist Ed O'Brien wrote over the weekend on Radiohead.com. "I am so genuinely excited about what we're doing, but for obvious reasons I can't divulge anything more."
Radiohead's most recent album, 2007's "In Rainbows," was initially released as a name-your-own-price download through the band's Web site before coming out on CD a few months later.
"Ten years ago we were all collectively (that's the band) in the land of 'Kid A,' and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn't a fun place to be," O'Brien wrote. "What's reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game ... keep it moving."
Meanwhile, frontman Thom Yorke made a surprise appearance at last week's Copenhagen climate summit and was vocal in his criticism while writing on Radiohead's site. "We have no international agreement. This is all too, too late," he wrote. "I feel deeply traumatized by the whole experience. If you'd been there you would also have been."
Yorke played a handful of solo shows in October with a band featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and drummer Joey Waronker. He is expected to return to the stage for more dates in 2010, but details have yet to be announced.