There has been much buzz about the upcoming 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s OK Computer, with the mysterious “Fitter Happier”-themed and politically charged street art popping up across major metropolitan areas such as London, New York, Amsterdam, and more. While the band has not officially confirmed their participation in the street art campaign, the images also coincided with a more official announcement from the Radiohead camp. Stanley Donwood, the artist and writer behind Radiohead’s album and poster artwork since 1994, recently posted an work on Instagram post featuring the Radiohead logo front and center along with the caption “soon to be real,” thus implying to keep our eyes out for new announcement from the infamous British rock band. Such speculations were confirmed today when the band announced that it would issue an anniversary edition of their seminal album.The 20th anniversary issue of OK Computer is dubbed OKNOTOK, and will be released on June 23rd. In addition to the remastered tracks from the original album, the special edition will also include three previously unreleased tracks—“I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War”—and eight B-sides. Pre-sale for Radiohead’s OKNOTOK is currently under way here. In addition to more traditional formats such as digital download, CD, and vinyl, the group is also offering a boxed edition that includes “three heavyweight 180 gram black 12″ vinyl records,” a special hardcover book filled with unseen artwork and the full lyrics to the tracks on OKNOTOK, a notebook compiling selections Thom Yorke’s notes at the time, a small sketchbook with Donwood and Yorke’s visual plans for the album, and a cassette mix tape containing session archives and demoes from OK Computer. You can pre-order these goodies here, so that you can be the first to have your hands on them when they’re officially release on June 23rd.
Music and entertainment fans across America are still swooning over the on-stage chemistry displayed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga during their live performance at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Their hit remake of A Star Is Born was one of the more talked-about films going into this year’s awards season, and will even return to movie theaters with 12 minutes of unseen footage and a new song beginning on Friday.The movie has become so popular, in fact, that Korn singer Jonathan Davis took his turn at portraying the fictional story by starring in a parody video—appropriately titled A Star Is Korn. The clip is a shot-for-shot remake of A Star Is Born‘s original trailer. The storyline for the updated trailer was written by comedians Anna Salinas and Heather Alarcón Higginbotham, and features Davis acting as Lady Gaga’s character. The parody trailer even uses the original trailer’s audio throughout most of the video—that is until Korn’s “Freak On A Leash” comes in like a bat out of bell beginning at the 1:30-minute mark. Fans can enjoy the entire trailer for A Star Is Korn as well as the original on which it was based below.A Star Is Korn – Parody Trailer [Video: Pickle Films]A Star Is Born – Official Trailer[Video: Warner Bros. Pictures]Korn will head out on tour this summer for a run of co-headlining dates alongside Alice In Chains and Underoath beginning on July 18th in Austin, TX. The hard rock band is also scheduled to perform at Flordia’s Welcome to Rockville in early May, as well as the inaugural Epicenter Festival in North Carolina the following weekend. Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticket info to all of their upcoming 2019 performances.[H/T NME]