The group raised $572,754 in all , but the benefit funds weren’t the only the big surprise of the night. The band, that currently is working in a new material, so among their biggest hits and audience favorites the band featured a new song called “Lotus flower”. This new song has only previously been performed in a solo by Thom Yorke.
Among the audience it was possible to spot Justin Timberlake, film director Paul Thomas Anderson, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Drew Barrymore.
Oxfam that help to organize the funds raising, ha some other activities. Currently they have an on-line auction with items donated but several bands like Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn. The latest will write a song specifically for the highest bidder. The fund-raising auction will continue until February 2nd.
Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien talked about his upcoming album: “The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last summer”.