Radiohead and Chili Peppers join forces


Radiohead's Thom Yorke
Radiohead's Thom Yorke performing live

Thom Yorke has assembled a new band featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and producer Nigel Godrich.

The un-named group, which also features musicians Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco, have announced two live gigs in at LA's Orpheum Theatre on 4 and 5 October.

They'll play songs from Yorke's 2006 solo album The Eraser and "new songs".

Writing on his blog the Radiohead singer said: "We don't really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz ..well ...we haven't got that much material yet!"

No further dates have been confirmed.

Radiohead last appeared live headlining this year's Reading and Leeds festivals in August.