Radiohead deleted the entire history of their online presence yesterday, suggesting the campaign for their hotly anticipated ninth album had begun, a move that has now been followed up by teaser videos on YouTube and new music today. The set is rumored to be dropping sometime in June through XL Recordings, and could mark the end of the band's battle with streaming services.
After topping the U.K. Official Singles Chart for the last three weeks with “One Dance” (Island), Drake is on course for a double whammy on Friday as Views leads the midweek tally. Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This is What You Came For” (Columbia) is, as expected, the hottest new single.
The Industry Bible’s print editor in chief, Tony Gervino, has been sacked, news that was conveyed by President/CCO of The Entertainment Group Janice Min in an internal memo that we obtained and have subsequently translated, in excerpted form, for your edification.
GOLDENVOICE LOCKS IN THREE DAYS OF GOLDEN AGERS
Oldchella will become a reality this fall. (5/3a)
GERVINO OUT, MIN EXPLAINS, WE TRANSLATE
Tony, we hardly knew ye. (5/3a)
AIRHEAD: PEACE, LOVE & DOPE WITH LYOR
He's out of danger and in fine fennel. (5/3a)
FEEL THE “BURN”: HERE COMES RADIOHEAD
How to disappear completely and reappear a day later. (5/3a)
U.K. MIDWEEK CHARTS: DRAKE ON COURSE FOR A
Hate to sound like a broken record, but... (5/3a)