Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass), and Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals). They have worked with producer Nigel Godrich and cover artist Stanley Donwood since 1994.
After signing to EMI in 1991, Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity and critical standing rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to international fame; with an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, it is often acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s and one of the best albums of all time. Since their formation, Radiohead have been lyrically and musically spearheaded by Yorke. Although Yorke is responsible for writing nearly all the lyrics, songwriting is a collaborative effort, with all the band members having roles in the process; all the band's songs are officially credited to "Radiohead".
Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Their work places highly in both listener polls and critics' lists of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s. In 2005, they were ranked 73rd in Rolling Stone's list of "The Greatest Artists of All Time"; Jonny Greenwood (48th) and O'Brien were both included in Rolling Stone's list of greatest guitarists, and Yorke (66th) in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second-best artist of the 2000s.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke photographed in Amsterdam, May 2006 during a cover shoot for Mojo Magazine
Thom Yorke photographed for an interview with Spin Magazine at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia in May 2006
Thom Yorke captured in one of the coridors of the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia whilst promoting his solo album 'The Eraser' in 2006
Radiohead's Thom Yorke photographed in Philadelphia by Jake Chessum for Spin Magazine in 2006 whilst promoting his solo album 'The Eraser'.
Radiohead shot for a MOJO cover story in their Oxford Studios in April of 2001
Thom Yorke and Radiohead playing a surprise performance on the Glastonbury Festival Park Stage in 2010