The English rock band Radiohead has decided to sell some of its unreleased recording materials after a hacker stole them and threatened to leak them in an extortion scheme.
The proceeds will go toward Extinction Rebellion, an environmentalist movement that relies on nonviolent resistance to generate awareness and advance its causes.
In a tweet today, Radiohead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood said a hacker last week stole lead vocalist Thom Yorke’s minidisk archive, which contained recordings from around the time of the band’s 1997 studio album, OK Computer. Reportedly, the hacker threatened to publish the materials if he (or she) did not receive $150,000.
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