Radiohead Raises More Than $500,000 for Haiti

I’ve noticed that Radiohead always ends up in the news for what I like to call “non-Metallica-like” reasons.  They have a great relationship with their fans, and a terrible one with the record industry.  If those aren’t enough reasons to like Radiohead, here’s one more:


Attendees bid online for tickets to show, some paying as much as $4,000.

Radiohead raised more than $500,000 for Haiti earthquake relief at a special weekend concert that attracted celebrities and die-hard fans.The band performed for more than two hours Sunday at the Henry Fonda Theatre. The star-studded crowd included Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Charlize Theron, Anna Paquin and Daniel Craig.

Attendees bid online for tickets, with proceeds going to Oxfam International, a group that works with developing countries. Prices went as high as $4,000 for a pair of tickets. The closing minimum bid was $475.

[Read more at MSNBC]