Near the end of Radiohead’s triumphant headlining set at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in the US recently , frontman Thom Yorke gave a special shout-out to Jack White, and hinted at an upcoming collaboration between the two alt-rock veterans reports Billboard.
“This song is for Jack White,” Yorke told the crowd, before the band played new song ’Supercollider’.
“We saw him yesterday. A big thank-you to him, but we can’t tell you why. You’ll find out.”
And so the speculation begins. White’s Third Man Records is based in Nashville, a little over an hour away from Manchester, Tenn., where Radiohead delivered a two-hour set on Friday night. The Third Man studio in Nashville is where Beck recorded his most recent limited edition single for the label, “I Just Started Hating Some People Today,” which features the former White Stripes frontman.
Could a similar one-off come out between White and Radiohead, or maybe it’s a more extensive collaboration, like Yorke’s Atoms For Peace side project with Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco. As Yorke told the crowd, music fans will find out soon enough.