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Radiohead to Broadcast Taped Gig on NYE

Thom Yorke has a problem. He loves playing live, but hates to tour (read more). So it’s not entirely surprising that Yorke and Radiohead are eschewing the physical world for the Internet once again. Capping a year that included the digital release of In Rainbows and an ensuing series of webcasts, Radiohead will welcome 2008 (and the physical release of In Rainbows) with a live show — broadcast online and Current TV.

According to a post to,the Oxford-based boys “will be broadcasting a pre-recording of somesongs and other bits on New Year’s Eve.” The broadcast — which Pitchfork says will be a complete performance of In Rainbowstaped in the band’s Oxford studio — is also “a wee celebration of therelease of the physical manifestation” of the album, due in stores Jan.1 via ATO.

What’s more is that fans can catch the webcast onCurrent TV — the network founded by fellow eco-preservationist Al Gore– at 12 A.M. EST/9 P.M. PST as 2008 rolls in. Current’s websitewill also archive the show for preoccupied Radiohead-heads — well, atleast the ones too busy guzzling open bar to locate a TV or computer atthe stroke of midnight.

Check out a few of Radiohead’s other recent webcasts:

Radiohead cover Bjork’s tune “Unravel”

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood and frontman Thom Yorke celebrate “in a white box”

For the “15 Step” music video, Radiohead channel the film Seven