Radiohead release 18 hours of hacked music after $150000 ransom threat

Radiohead release hacked OK Computer-era music following ransom demand                  By Scott Wilson Jun 11 2019

Radiohead responded to the online leak of a series of rough recordings from their OK Computer era by making the full collection available on Bandcamp.

Some 18 hours of material was stolen from frontman Thom Yorke's archive from around the time of 1997 album OK Computer, guitarist Jonny Greenwood said on Twitter.

Following the theft of Radiohead's entire OK Computer sessions last week, the band has released all 18 hours on Bandcamp, with proceeds going to climate activist group Extinction Rebellion. Well, turns out the leak is due to some fucker someone stealing Thom's MiniDiscs from the sessions and then reportedly demanding a cute ransom of $150,000.

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They insisted they were tricked by North Korean agents into carrying out the hit and had thought it was a reality TV show prank. The report comes amid a deadlock in talks between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang´s nuclear weapons.

As a tweet from Radiohead's lead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood explains on Twitter, the hackers stole OK Computer sessions tracks that were never meant to reach the public and asked for a $150,000 ransom to not release the mini disc archive. Just for the next 18 days.

According to its website, Extinction Rebellion is an "international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse". Greenwood said it was never intended for release and was "only tangentially interesting". Not a phone download. So for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom.

In 2017, Radiohead released a deluxe version of their groundbreaking album that included three previously unreleased songs - "I Promise", "Lift" and "Man of War" - along with a cassette tape of select demos.



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