News Roundup: Oasis, Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke
--Noel Gallagher has posted a statement regarding his reasons for quitting Oasis minutes before the band was to go onstage at the Rock en Seine festival in France. On the band's website, Gallagher wrote that "the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable." He also mourned "the lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates."
--Grizzly Bear, who played the final show of Brooklyn's Pool Parties yesterday while Jay Z and Beyonce watched from the soundboard, have released a B-side to Veckatimest's "While You Wait for the Others" on which blue-eyed soul man Michael McDonald sings Daniel Rossen's original vocal part. We put up the dollar to buy the track off iTunes, and while it's good for novelty value, it sure isn't the firestarter we were hoping for. A little too Chef Aid.
--Thom Yorke will release a 12-inch single on September 22nd with two new songs, "The Hollow Earth" and "Apart By Horses," Rolling Stone reports. The release date leads us to believe it's likely Yorke's contribution to the upcoming Twilight sequel. Yorke's solo career and Radiohead's appear to be coexisting peacefully, as Radiohead released two new tracks this summer: "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)," and "These Are My Twisted Words."