August 26, 2016  

Radiohead Gave Nod to Fan-Made Recording Release

January 11, 2011 (3:37 am) GMT
The band's manager thought it was a good idea from the fans who compile footage of the band performing for Haiti in January last year.

British rockers have given a group of fans permission to sell an unofficial recording of the band's Haiti charity concert to raise money for Oxfam. The group took to the stage in Los Angeles last January to help rescue efforts in the earthquake-hit nation, and a number of audience members caught the show on camera.

A group of the concert-goers have pieced together the footage into an unofficial film of the gig, and they have now been given the go ahead by Radiohead's manager to sell it on to raise more money for charity.

One of the dedicated fans, Inez Rogatsky, says, "Collecting the footage took a while - maybe two or three months. Fourteen separate video recordings doesn't mean that there were 14 people standing there with professional equipment. Some of the recordings are a few seconds shot on an iPhone. On some of the songs I wish we had better coverage than we did."

"(After contacting the band's manager) I heard back within two days that it was a great idea. He mentioned that the band wanted us to get donations for Haiti. I suggested a few organizations, and they decided to go with Oxfam."

Oxfam has set up a donations page for downloads of the film, with an 'honesty box' policy which allows fans to pay as much as they can afford for the footage - a technique which mirrors the online release of Radiohead's last album, "".

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Charlize Theron Gets Called Out for Letting Her Son Dress Like Elsa of 'Frozen'
  2. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller Get Inked Together. Do They Have Matching Tattoos Now?
  3. Carpool Karaoke: Britney Spears Recreates 'Baby One More Time' Video, Says She'll Never Marry Again
  4. Mackenzie Davis on Domino Casting Rumor for 'Deadpool 2': 'I Wish I Did!'
  5. Emily Ratajkowski Goes Totally Naked in Hot Tub During Vacation in Greece
  6. Kylie Jenner Offers Fan Feeling Her Boobs to Prove They're Real
  7. Britney Spears, Elton John, Calvin Harris to Headline 10th Apple Music Festival in London
  8. Rob Kardashian Criticizes His Family for Not 'Welcoming' of His Relationship With Blac Chyna