Published Feb 04, 2016Radiohead have us all on the edge of our seats with rumours swirling about when the band's next album will arrive and what festivals they might be headlining this summer. But before we hear any of the hotly anticipated new material, frontman Thom Yorke is revisiting older fare and showing off his charitable side by putting his handwritten lyrics for "Airbag" up for auction.
The song serves as the opening track Radiohead's iconic 1997 album OK Computer, and now Yorke's scribbled sketch of the lyrics has been donated to Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. The draft is expected to sell for between £800 and £1,200 (that's about $1,500 to $2,400 Canadian), with proceeds going to UK-founded charity Oxfam.
Yorke's contribution is no mere single sheet of scrap paper, though. The "Airbag" words are written on the inside cover of a copy of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience, and the musician's collection of notes and margin annotations have been kept in tact.
An interesting keepsake for fans of modern rock and poetry alike, bidding on the book will begin on March 18 in London, UK.
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