Music News: Scour Radiohead's new video for Easter eggs


A still from Radiohead's 'Lift' video.
A still from Radiohead's 'Lift' video. (YouTube)

Think you're a big Radiohead fan? Go to town on the new video for the band's song "Lift," which director Oscar Hudson says he stocked with deep-dive references that only obsessives will catch. Here are a couple of freebees: Thom Yorke’s girlfriend Dajana Roncione and daughter Agnes make cameos in the video's opening. Okay, now you're on your own. Have fun! (Pitchfork)

Tom Waits jumps onstage with Mavis Staples

Tom Waits doesn't make many live appearances these days, but he made an exception for Mavis Staples. Wouldn't you? Waits jumped on stage with Staples on Monday night at the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, Calif., joining in on a rendition of the Staple Singers’ "Respect Yourself." (Stereogum)

Don't steal a Stone's art, man

British art dealer Jonathan Poole has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing paintings from his clients, one of whom was Ron Wood. Pool lifted Wood's portraits — as in, paintings he painted — of subjects including Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and Ringo Starr. Poole also stole art by John Lennon, whose estate he represented. (Rolling Stone)

Watch Esperanza Spalding record her new album

Esperanza Spalding is recording a new album, and you can watch her do it — right now, on a live streaming video. She's spending 77 hours in the studio "with a few trusted musicians but no pre-written songs," notes Stereogum, "and hopefully at the end of the journey she'll have 10 finished songs in an album that she plans to call Exposure." Andrew Bird has already made a guest appearance.

Chance gets sued

Despite the fact that he gave his 2012 song "Windows" away for free, Chance the Rapper is being sued for copyright infringement by jazz composer Abdul Wali Muhammad, who says that Chance sampled a 1979 recording of his song "Bridge Through Time" without permission.

"Listening to the two songs," judges the A.V. Club, "it's pretty clear that 'Windows' uses 'Bridge' — or, more specifically, a remix of the track by Apollo Brown, the credited producer on Chance's song — as its spine."

Watch Rami Malek recreate Queen's Live Aid performance

A fan caught footage of actor Rami Malek, in character as Freddie Mercury, recreating Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance for the filming of Bohemian Rhapsody, a forthcoming biopic. He looks pretty good, doesn't he? (Rolling Stone)

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