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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 am


Radiohead releasing taken music

Associated Press

Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up, the band will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion.

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood tweeted that about 18 hours of material from around the time of Radiohead's 1997 album “OK Computer” was stolen from singer Thom Yorke's minidisc archive last week.

Greenwood said Tuesday that instead of paying the $150,000 demanded by hackers, “we're releasing all 18 hours on (music-sharing site) Bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion.”

Fans can buy the music for $18 for the next 18 days. Greenwood said it was never intended for release and was “only tangentially interesting.”

Extinction Rebellion, which stages direct-action protests against climate change, thanked Radiohead “from the bottom of our hearts.”

Jagger upbeat

Mick Jagger gave a positive health update in his first interview since undergoing a heart operation that postponed The Rolling Stones' tour.

“I'm feeling pretty good,” Jagger said on the Toronto radio station Q107, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

“Been rehearsing a lot lately in the last few weeks,” he said, noting he had been to the gym that morning.

The Rolling Stones announced in late March that their summer tour across North America was being put on hold as Jagger, 75, received medical treatment.

Then in May, Jagger shared a video online showing him rehearsing his dance moves ahead of the upcoming tour. The rescheduled concert dates begin June 21 in Chicago.

Oscar dates revealed

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are doing some long-term planning.

The broadcaster and film academy on Tuesday confirmed the dates for the 2020 and 2021 Academy Awards, and also announced the expected date for the 2022 show, which will see the Oscars ceremony shift back to a late-February date.

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 9, 2020. (It's the show's earliest date ever, according to trade publications.)

The 93rd Academy Awards show was pushed back a week from its initial date and will now take place on Feb. 28, 2021. The 94th Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 27, 2022, accounting for the timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays, the organizations said.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Jazz musician Chick Corea is 78. Sports announcer Marv Albert is 78. Singer Len Barry is 77. Actress Sonia Manzano is 69. Drummer Bun E. Carlos is 68. Singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 67. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 66. Actor Timothy Busfield is 62. Singer Meredith Brooks is 61. Actress Jenilee Harrison is 61. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell is 60. Actor John Enos is 57. Rapper Grandmaster Dee is 57. Actor Paul Schulze is 57. Actor Eamonn Walker is 57. Bassist Bardi Martin is 50. Actor Rick Hoffman is 49. Actor-comedian Finesse Mitchell is 47. Actor Jason Mewes is 45. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 42. Actor Timothy Simons is 41. Singer Robyn is 40. Singer Chris Young is 34. Actor Luke Youngblood is 33