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Radiohead's Thom Yorke releases new album on file sharing site

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. Credit: PA Wire

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has released a surprise new album online.

This afternoon Yorke tweeted that the eight-track album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, his first solo album since 2006, had been released on the BitTorrent distribution network.

BitTorrent has previously been used for sharing illegally downloaded music - frustrating some musicians and record labels.

One person dead as stage collapses before Radiohead gig

One person died and another was seriously injured when the stage collapsed before the concert in Toronto. Credit: Jason Ip's Twitter

Toronto Police posted on their official Twitter page: "#Radiohead concert at #Downsview Park has been cancelled due to stage collapse. Asking people to stay away from immediate area."

In another message, police said: "We are not confirming the number or nature of injures at this time at #Downsview Park. We will provide that later when all facts are in."

Within minutes of news spreading the hashtag #radiohead was the top trending topic on the social network.

In one picture posted on Twitter by Jason Ip, a huge scaffolding that had fully collapsed in the middle could be seen.

Along with the picture Mr Ip tweeted: "Radiohead stage collapse. People were underneath and we're getting sent away from the site."

Gennelle Smith also tweeted a picture of the sunken stage with the message: "It's insane to see this happen firsthand. Workers jumping out but it was just too quick for others."

Radiohead concert cancelled after stage death

Radiohead performing at last year's Glastonbury Festival. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Radiohead cancelled a concert in Canada after one person died and another was seriously injured when the stage collapsed during setting up.

Two other people were also injured, paramedics said.

The Oxfordshire band had been due to play to a sold-out crowd at Downsview Park in Toronto.

A statement on the band's website said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances the radiohead show at downsview park tonight has been cancelled.

"Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue. Refunds will be made at point of purchase. Further information is to follow."

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