Atoms For Peace
When Radiohead's Thom Yorke wanted to tour in support of his debut solo album, "The Eraser," he assembled an impressive band consisting of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer and multi-instrumentalist Nigel Godrich, Beck and R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco.
The group was originally billed Thom Yorke?????? They played select shows in '09 before touring in '10.
The group eventually took their name from the title of a song on "The Eraser." "It has been decided that we call ourselves Atoms For Peace," Yorke tweeted. "Hope you like the name... it seemed bleedin' obvious."
Atoms for Peace was also the title of a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly on 12/8/53 to promote the peaceful use of atomic energy.
The group's repertoire moved beyond "The Eraser" to composing new material with "Judge, Jury, And Executioner" being the first group collaboration. Their debut album, "Amok," dropped in '13.