Thom Yorke’s Side Project Finally Has a Name


Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has, at last, revealed the name of his new side project, which has been playing under the "name" ?????? since last fall. The band — which consists of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, percussionist Mauro Refosco, Beck drummer Joey Waronker, and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich — will be called Atoms for Peace. The phrase comes from a Dwight Eisenhower speech about the peaceful ways in which atomic energy can be harnessed. “Hope you like the name,” Yorke wrote on the Radiohead website, “It seemed bleedin' obvious." Which makes one wonder how long it takes Yorke to come up with things that aren't so "obvious." [E!]