First off, a few days ago, Radiohead announced their first real tour dates (they had a special appearance at Glastonbury, which doesn’t really count) on the 28th and 29th of September in the Roseland Ballroom in New York. While in New York, they will be the music guest on the season premiere of SNL this saturday (hosting is Alec Baldwin), and appear on a special one hour episode of the Colbert Report, where they will perform and be interviewed. Radiohead reportedly will tour in 2012.

In less happy news, R.E.M have decided to break up after over three decades of being together, which is very sad, sad news. They made this decision after compiling a gigantic greatest hits album, the lead singer saying that he hopes fans realize this was a very hard decision to make. Here is a really good reflective article of R.E.M’s career from Rolling Stone if you want to read it:

Yoni Gottlieb

September 22, 2011