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Radiohead Does Big Things for Haiti at Small Venue

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LOS ANGELES – Radiohead raised more than $500,000 for Haiti earthquake relief at a special weekend concert that attracted celebrities and die-hard fans.

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2008 file photo, Thom Yorke of Radiohead perform during the All Points West music festival at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Lead singer Thom Yorke joked with the crowd about the ticket prices, saying, “What did you do to get a ticket? Get money from your dad? Or blackmail your boss?”

Timberlake took in the show from the floor in the general admission area, singing along with the band’s hits, which included “Fake Plastic Trees,” “Paranoid Android,” “Lucky” and “The Bends.”

“I love them for the same reason everyone loves Radiohead,” Timberlake told The Associated Press. “I have been listening to them since I was 13.”

Rob Molt of San Diego said he feverishly bid for days to win his $475 ticket. He said he would have spent “whatever it took to see such a beautiful band do such a beautiful thing.”

“I hope how special this night was translates,” he said. “I was expecting to be the runt in a Hollywood crowd, but it was all real Radiohead fans.”

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