Radiohead snubs ransom demand as sells hacked music for climate activists
NEW YORK - Reuters
A tape of previously unheard music recorded during the making of their third studio album, "OK Computer," that was released in 1997, was reportedly stolen by hackers last week who demanded $150,000 to return the recordings.
"We're releasing all 18 hours ... in aid of Extinction Rebellion," said the band in a Twitter statement signed by its lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.
Extinction Rebellion, a campaign group seeking rapid action to curb global warming, rose to prominence after it mobilized thousands of people in a peaceful civil disobedience campaign that brought parts of central London to a standstill in April.
The sessions titled "MINIDISCS" date from between 1995 to 1998.