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Thom Yorke Forms Bizarro Radiohead; Springsteen Bringing More Full Album Shows to Giants Stadium; Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Dies

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has recruited a new band to play material from his 2006 experimental solo album, The Eraser. The group is composed of bassist Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist Mauro Refosco, and Nigel Godrich, who produced the album. The bizarro, L.A. version of Radiohead (fitter. happier. more productive.) will make their live debut at a pair of shows at L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre on October 4th and 5th.

Yorke writes on his band’s Web site: “In the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting a band together for fun to play The Eraser stuff live and the new songs etc. to see if it could work. We don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz… well… we haven’t got that much material yet! But come and check it out if you are in the area.”

Yorke released a 12” single last week, featuring the new tracks “Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses”/”The Hollow Earth.”

Bruce Springsteen has announced that his run of sold-out shows at Giants Stadium will find him once again returning to the full-album-format. On September 30, Springsteen and the E Street Band will play 1975’s Born To Run in it’s entirety, as they did earlier this month in Chicago. Darkness on the Edge of Town will get a run-through on October 2, while Born In the U.S.A. will be performed the following night. On October 8th and October 9th, the band will once again tackle Born To Run and Born In the U.S.A., respectively. What, no Human Touch and Lucky Town?

Lucy Vodden, the childhood classmate of Julian Lennon who inspired the Sgt Pepper’s track “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” has died of Lupus at the age of 46. Julian Lennon once showed his father a picture his friend had drawn in school, saying “that’s Lucy in the sky with diamonds.” Lennon used the name for his psychedelic song, which was forever associated with LSD and was later banned by the BBC. “Julian and (his mother) Cynthia are shocked and saddened by the loss of Lucy and their thoughts are with her husband and family today and always,” wrote the St. Thomas Lupus Trust in London, where Vodden was being treated.

“I don’t relate to the song, to that type of song,” Vodden, a housewife in London, told The Associated Press in June. “As a teenager, I made the mistake of telling a couple of friends at school that I was the Lucy in the song and they said, ‘No, it’s not you, my parents said it’s about drugs.’ And I didn’t know what LSD was at the time, so I just kept it quiet, to myself.”

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