Radiohead Goes Green for Conan O’Brien [UPDATE]

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Although Radiohead had a scheduled appearance for Late Night with Conan O’Brien this week, today the band announced that they have opted out of flying to New York for a one-off performance, and instead will record a live version of their new single House of Cards from a studio in the UK to be played during the show instead. The estimated carbon emissions saved by this re-located live performance is equivalent to driving a car for an entire year. The band is already known for increasing awareness about the climate change issue, and by appearing during NBC’s Green Week, they are continuing a great trend. Keep reading to listen to the studio version of House of Cards from Radiohead’s most recent album, In Rainbows. [Update: Now with video of the performance] your opinion, should bands feel responsible for the carbon emissions that they produce as a result of worldwide touring? Leave your thoughts in the comments.UPDATE (04/25/08):Here’s video of the performance from last night’s show!

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