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Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace to Appear on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

'The Daily Show' will be running amok next week.

Comedy Central's acclaimed fake news show has booked a musical guest for Wednesday, September 25: Atoms for Peace. The electronic rock supergroup (sorry, Thom) will be appearing on the show in some capacity -- probably to perform a track from their debut album 'Amok,' which was released earlier this year. 

If you're unfamiliar with Atoms for Peace, you're probably at least familiar with some of its members. It's headed up by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, but he's not the only famous face in the mix. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is also a part of the mix, as is acclaimed producer Nigel Godrich (who has worked with Radiohead, Paul McCartney, and Pavement, as well as forming his own band, Ultraista). The group is rounded out by session percussionists Maruo Refosco and Joey Waronker, who have each probably appeared on some of your favorite records. 

The group will be appearing on 'The Daily Show' ahead of their upcoming 'Amok' tour, which starts next week. 

This isn't Thom Yorke's first tango with Comedy Central's fake news shows: Radiohead performed on 'The Colbert Report' almost exactly two years ago. 

Speaking of 'Colbert,' that show will feature Metallica on Tuesday, September 24. Unlike Atoms for Peace, we're probably going to have to give that one a miss. 

What do you think? Will you tune into 'The Daily Show' to see Atoms for Peace? Which songs are you hoping they play? (I'm all for "Ingenue," myself.) 

- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
- Thom Yorke
- Comedy Central

Written by: mcpherson
Sep 20th, 2013, 1:06 pm

Image courtesy of Stereogum/Andrew Youssef


Message Posted On Sep 23rd, 2013, 2:38 pm
Never heard "Amok," but I love the potential of the combo. If Metallica's performance of "Enter Sandman" at Yankee stadium for Mariano Rivera Day (yesterday) is any indication of where they are generally, I think its about time for them to hang up their instruments. Hetfield's vocals sound exactly like what you'd expect a 50 year old metal singer to sound like... terrible. How he thinks he can keep this up is beyond me. They haven't had a decent album since 1991.
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