Radiohead Dropped 18 Hours of Unreleased Music to Screw Pirates (Wired)


On Tuesday, Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood made an announcement on Twitter and Facebook: The band had been “hacked,” and the perpetrator attempted a $150,000 shakedown to prevent the public release of the files. In response? Radiohead dumped all of it online for free. You can stream it for the next 18 days, or buy it on Bandcamp for about $23. It’s impressive to see Radiohead release that much material to spite an aspiring pirate.