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"We're just recharging our batteries"

Ed O'Brien told a BBC reporter at the Ivor Novello Awards that "We just haven't made any firm plans about what we're going to do yet". He went on to say "We just wanted to get this past year out of our systems then sit down and once we've had some time to think about it, then actually make some decisions about what comes next" and "We're just recharging our batteries and we know that we want to come back and make some music together, hopefully in the not-too-distant future" ending with "But we just want to take our time and make sure it's the right time for us".

OK Computer number 4 in Q Magazines top 50 British Albums

The July 2004 edition of Q Magazine has rated OK Computer 4th in a run down of the top 50 British albums of all time. Oasis took the top spot with Definitely Maybe, The Beatles Revolver was number two and The Sex Pistols Never Mind The B*****ks was third. Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees also features on the cover CD.

Radiohead win Ivor Novello award

At the end of May, Radiohead were given the "International Achievement" award at the 49th Ivor Novello awards at Grosvenor House in London. The Ivor Novello Awards are designed to acknowledge excellence in songwriting and composing rather than the recording artist.

Radiohead collaborate with Bill Nighy

Radiohead are to team up with actor Bill Nighy on a special version of "Love is All Around" which Bill performed in the film Love Actually. The charity event to be held at the Oxford Playhouse in aid of the children's hospice Helen House will also feature Steve Coogan, Rory Bremner, Griff Rhys Jones, Hugh Laurie, Francesca Annis, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Jeremy Irons and Sir Michael Gambon. The evening has been organised by actor Tom Hollander, star of Gosford Park and Enigma.

Jonny Greenwood becomes composer in residence for BBC Radio 3

Jonny Greenwood has become Radio 3's composer in residence, taking over from the Art of Noise's Anne Dudley. The role is expected to last three years, although his work with the BBC will be fitted around recording and touring with Radiohead. While Jonny has no training in classical composition, he is a classically trained viola player. During his time with the BBC, Jonny will be committed to writing a single piece for the BBC, but timescale and duration of the piece is up to him.

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