The bowler hat immortalized in Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower” video (and countless subsequent Thom Yorke memes) is on sale now. On Monday morning (November 23), the band announced the charity auction benefitting Cahonas Scotland and Testicular Cancer Education and Awareness. As of Monday, the bidding stood at £1,280 (roughly $1,715). The hat is signed with Yorke’s name and a hand-scrawled Radiohead logo.
Last week, the band released a statement commemorating Scott Johnson, the Radiohead drum technician killed in a 2012 stage collapse. The statement addressed the engineer responsible for approving the stage design, who recently admitted that a “catalog of errors” and “negligence” led to the tragedy.
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