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Targeted in Wall Street Hoax

9/30/2011 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Word spread like wildfire among thousands of "Occupy Wall Street" protesters today -- Radiohead was about to perform a FREE concert for the demonstrators -- but turns out it was a cruel joke.

In case you're not up on low finances -- Wall Street has been overrun with protesters, who are complaining about sweeping injustices in corporate America.

Somehow, word got out that Radiohead would perform a concert for the demonstrators -- and it snowballed ... fast ... with multiple news outlets picking up the story.

Problem is ... no one told Radiohead -- so the band released this statement: "We wish the best of luck to the protesters there, but contrary to earlier rumuors, we will not be appearing today at Occupy Wall Street."

No word where the bogus announcement started.


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The Love Sponge    

First You Sissies

1119 days ago

mildly insane    

The life isnt fair crowd didnt get a free concert
Bo ho

1119 days ago

Fat Mike    

Cartman would be proud

1119 days ago


I thought the idea of a protest was to get people to show up not scare them away by threatening them with bad music.

1119 days ago

Stoney Danza    

Probably better. The protesters are there to be seen and heard, not lulled to sleep by that snoozefest...

1119 days ago


Radiohead ... what is it 1997?? Hope they vandalize the crap out of wall st

1119 days ago

Ron Paul    

the control freaks would never let a celebrity near a protest that covers real issues

1119 days ago

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