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Thom Yorke Starts New Band

Thom Yorke says he's started a new band to play material from his solo Eraser album, and other new songs, live. The group features Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco.

According to a statement on the Radiohead Web site, the new group will play a couple of shows on Oct. 4-5 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.

"We don't really have a name, and the set will not be very long," Yorke says. "We haven't got that much material yet."