Yorke, Ronson and Cameron are joining Bryan Ferry, Bob Hoskins and tennis star Andy Murray to support 2 Minute Silence – but none of them will speak or sing on the song. The track has been tipped for the charts when it goes on sale next month for Britain’s Remembrance Day, which commemorates sacrifices made by members of the armed forces. The Royal British Legion’s Director General Chris Simpkins said: “Rather than record a song, we felt the UK public would recognise the poignancy of silence and its clear association with remembrance.”
Prime Minister David Cameron, actor Bob Hoskins and tennis star Andy Murray have also thrown their weight behind the track – the video for which features celebrities standing respectfully for the duration of the silent two minutes.
The single will be available for download on November 7. Check the Facebook page at facebook.com/poppysingle2010.
Radiohead news on this day..
- Radiohead Live in Antwerp – Live Report – 2012
- Ed O’Brien reveals more on Radiohead’s 2012 tour – 2011
- Jonny Greenwood on Penderecki, Messiaen and the BBC Concert Orchestra – 2010
- Jonny Greenwood’s Century Of Piano – 2009
- Radiohead start world tour in May ’08 – 2007
- Radiohead 2005 Calendar – 2004
- THE STREETS ON RADIOHEAD – 2003
- 2+2=5 SINGLE COVERS – 2003
- Thom in Bjork documentary – 2002
- James Lavelle on Radiohead – 2002