Thom Yorke Will Auction Off Handwritten Radiohead Lyrics for Charity
Yorke penned lyrics to “Airbag” from 1997’s OK Computer (listen below) inside the cover of a copy of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, and fans and collectors will be able to bid on the book at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on March 18. NME reports the book also includes Yorke’s handwritten annotations of Blake’s poems, including underlining and notes beside “Nurse’s Song,” “A Cradle Song” and “The Divine Image.” The book is expected to raise $1,200-$1,600. Proceeds will benefit Oxfam, the network of organizations dedicated to eradicating global poverty.
Radiohead are currently working on their ninth album, a follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs. The English alt-rockers have already announced a string of European festival dates. They will headline Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain (June 2-4), OpenAir St. Gallen in Switzerland (June 30-July 3) and NOS Alive Festival in Lisbon, Portugal (July 7-9).