Formed in Oxford, England in 1986, Radiohead is known as one of the most popular and experimental rock bands. Band members are Thome York, Jonny Greenwood, Ed Oâ€™Brien, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway. They have been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards and have three wins for Best Alternative Music Album for Ok Computer, Kid A, and In Rainbows.
1992 saw the release of their first single "Creep". It was billed as a hit, but many critics had Radiohead pegged as a one hit wonder. The release of debut album, Pablo Honey, cemented them as fixtures in modern rock.
Their next project ,The Bend,s produced hits "Street Spirit," "My Iron Lung," and "Fake Plastic Trees," catapulting them into the arena rock circuit. Under immense pressure to follow up with another hit, they put out Ok Computer. It was one of Rolling Stone magazineâ€™s "Essential Albums of the 90's" and grew to immense popularity despite a lack of singles or major advertising.
Their next two albums, Kid A and Amnesiac, were both recorded at the same time and are rooted in electronic music. Much of the razor-edge guitar work of their early recordings was stripped away in favor of atmospheric synthesizers. Many fans regard this as the best creative period in the band's career.
Radiohead's In Rainbows claimed the top spot on the US Billboard charts following its release in January of 2008. The album led the band to win two Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Special Limited Edition Package. 2010 showcases frontman Thom Yorke with his newly developed project Atoms for Peace.
In 2011, they released their eighth album, The King of Limbs. As the best-selling vinyl of the year, popular songs off the album include â€œLotus Flowerâ€ and â€œStaircase.â€ In November 2011, they announced their 2012 tour. The tour starts on February 27 in Miami and has dates scheduled throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia.