Thom Yorke, Seth MacFarlane, Adam Levine take part in Haiti fundraiser
Sometimes Twitter can cause an unnecessary panic. Late Wednesday night, scattered reports of an exclusive Thom Yorke and Beck show started making their way online. Details were scant, but it was pretty much a given that much of the universe was missing what would surely be one of the live music highlights of 2010.
But Radiohead obsessees and Beck geeks can breathe a sigh of relief. Turns out the Radiohead frontman did indeed make another appearance at a velvet-roped nightspot -- Yorke has DJ-ed for the pretty people before -- but there was no Yorke & Beck pairing Wednesday. Yorke was on hand to DJ at a last-minute fundraiser for Haiti at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. A spokeswoman for the Roosevelt notes that the night raised $20,000 for relief efforts.
Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich also spent time at the turntable, and members of Maroon 5 were there, or so we're told, and played a short set. There's video evidence above, as at one point "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane joined Maroon 5 leader Adam Levine for a rendition of the standard "The Way You Look Tonight." A similar event with Mark Ronson and Jus Ske at Manhattan's Thomson LES Hotel raised $35,000.
-- Todd Martens