Earlier this week, the Web site RadioheadLP7.com began a countdown to an apparent announcement tomorrow morning (Sept. 29), sending fans into a tizzy. Most assumed the site would reveal details about

Earlier this week, the Web site RadioheadLP7.com began a countdown to an apparent announcement tomorrow morning (Sept. 29), sending fans into a tizzy. Most assumed the site would reveal details about Radiohead's new album, which is due next year.

However, the band's publicist tells Billboard.com the site is a hoax and that there is no plan to reveal any Radiohead news tomorrow. Indeed, over the course of today, the clock sped up and the site is now broadcasting a vintage video from U.K. pop crooner Rick Astley.

RadioheadLP7.com launched amid a string of coded messages on the band's official Web site, which have featured snippets of new song lyrics and such phrases as "considering dissemination."

That is an apparent allusion to the fact that Radiohead is presently without a record deal, although reports suggest the band is in negotiations with a variety of companies to distribute the new album.

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