Posted in music on January 26, 2009

Thom Yorke

Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and the quadruple threat of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West have been added to the performance lineup for the 51st annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

McCartney will be backed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums, while Radiohead will be making its first live U.S. television performance in nearly nine years.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z, Wayne, T.I. and West will team to perform the hit single "Swagga Like Us," while T.I. and Timberlake will also perform together.

Previously announced Grammy performers include Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood. [Billboard]

The pictured poster is an actual Grammy promo and Thom Yorke actually appears in a video commercial. Watch it below...

Music Makes Us - Thom Yorke

Music Makes Us: Stevie Wonder

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Comments (44)

"The pictured poster is an actual Grammy promo and Thom Yorke actually appears in a video commercial."

Ugh, what?! Sell-out! I remember when this band used to be good! How dare they!

Posted by Typical Brooklynvegan Poster | January 26, 2009 3:38 PM

What song do you think Radiohead will play?

House of cards, tells of bad economy.. surely the Producers and the likes wanna rub that in our face. FEDRESERVE=ILLUM

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:42 PM

Chris Martin is pissed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:46 PM

I hope they play Karma Police and Eric Holder shows up during the last hook with Bush in a Black Hood and Orange Jump Suit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:47 PM

Well...I think I'm going to watch the Grammy's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:51 PM

FORGET THE ORANGE JUMP SUIT, NAKED ON A LEASH, MADE TO FORM A NAKED HUMAN PYRAMID WITH GONZALES, YOO, RUMSFELD, CHENEY, AND CONDELEEZA.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:52 PM

when was the last live radiohead U.S. television performance? SNL?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:58 PM

MTV Probably,

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:06 PM

Actually I remember them playing Letterman for the Hail to the Thief tour. 2+2=5. Nine years is probably not correct ..maybe closer to 5 or 6.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:09 PM

SNL

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:09 PM

letterman doesn't air live tho

Posted by pls | January 26, 2009 4:10 PM

What time does T.I. go to jail?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:11 PM

It was probably October 2000--when they played SNL to promote Kid A.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:15 PM

I'm hoping Yorke does his signature spastic/freak-out dance and we get some crowd reaction shots.

Jigsaw?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:18 PM

Radiohead sold out before Pablo Honey. Are you dumb?

They have had a #1 album on the Billboard charts. They have sold millions of albums.

Do you think they are indie?


Great they are. Sellouts they have been.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:22 PM

They sell out stadiums, amirite!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:32 PM

What does Frodo have to do with the Grammys?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:44 PM

guess their environmental concerns are secondary when it's grammy level exposure.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:50 PM

La la la la I can't hear you... Damn. I guess Thom really meant it in all those interviews when he claimed that they really and truly did want mainstream audiences, that "it was all aimed directly at the High Street" and stuff. And here I thought they were being all self-consciously clever and contradictory and... yeah. The Grammys. Oh well. They've earned the right to do whatever they want, I suppose.

Posted by Juliet | January 26, 2009 4:51 PM

Radiohead are a great band and a great buisness machine.

There is nothing wrong with making money of your art.

The problem lies with making money with your "art".

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:57 PM

Also, what will they play? House of Cards is the song nominated, but it's too long for a Grammy time slot. I'm guessing 15 Step, in collab with Kanye and Lil Wayne? That would be worth watching...

Posted by Juliet | January 26, 2009 4:58 PM

So Grammys are cool now? So hipocrital!

Posted by Yorke sucks | January 26, 2009 5:00 PM

Radiohead is more of an album band.

Though there live shows are great, they are not meant to be heard "one song here, one song there". you are meant to sit down on your loveseat with your ___ headphones and spin there vinyl while doing nothing but looking at a blank white wall.

do not shuffle the album. thom yorke spends years coming up with the songs in the order they appear on the album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 5:02 PM

what are the grammys?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 5:04 PM

i hope they don't do House of Cards. least favorite song on In Rainbows

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 5:08 PM

this seriously squid brains

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 5:19 PM

Boo for no Radiohead/Bowie/Daft Punk at Coachella....but at least Sir Paul McCartney will be there

Line-up announcement tomorrow 10:20 est!!!

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | January 26, 2009 5:48 PM

Radiohead will perform House of Cards. No doubt about it. I'd rather hear Reckoner but Americans can be so difficult.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 5:59 PM

Anyone notice it says "Wrong Coat For You Mt. Heart Attack" in the middle of the poster? What's with the random Liars reference?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 6:02 PM

Thom is a big fan of the album Drums Not Dead

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 6:16 PM

oh shut the fuck up and let the band embarrass the rest of the middling pap they'll be performing with. it's gonna kick ass.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 6:23 PM

they should play videotape. it's so good live.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 6:25 PM

I bet they play bodysnatchers

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 6:54 PM

is lee scratch perry performing w/ tv on the radio at the grammys?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWjfWnzQnkg

Posted by brian | January 26, 2009 6:57 PM

Reckoner with full string section, can't beat that

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 7:00 PM

A diamond amongst a shit-heap of stinkers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 9:43 PM

what time does cobralegs become the password for presale tickets for the pit at the grammys

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 8:52 AM

whatever they play, they'll class up the joint. sir paul with dave grohl... let's hope prince is on lead guitar and bono has mic 2.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 9:01 AM

I hope they play Creep. That song is awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 9:25 AM

Radiohead, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 9:32 AM

"Reckoner with full string section, can't beat that"

yup

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 11:19 AM

I heard from thom himself the song they're playing will be 'blow out'

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 1:24 PM

They'll debut their cover of "Human After All."

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 9:29 PM

I'm so mad I almost broke my macbook air! when I saw the McCarren Pool zombie guy proclaim "taco time!" then manhattan douche pickled my penis in a jar, while his gf sucked a cock in the port-O-potty. DAft Punk goes on at 8.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2009 11:29 AM

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