Thom Yorke On Cover Of Iranian Sex Manual (Nobody Knows Why)

  • 14 May 2015

Thom Yorke, the lead singer of Radiohead, has found himself on the front cover of an Iranian sex manual titled Marital and Sexual Problems in Men. The book was spotted at an Iranian bookstore by journalist Sobhan Hassanvand, who tweeted an image a few days ago.

Image caption Thom Yorke stars on the cover of a sex manuel in Iran

Bizarrely, Yorke isn't the only famous person to appear on the cover, with the American literary icon John Updike also pictured. It's unclear why either of the men have found themselves on the cover, other than the fact they both look a little upset. Hassanvand said the guide is aimed at solving sex problems between couples in Iran.

More: How to Disappear Completely: Thom Yorke yanks songs from Spotify

Radiohead went into hiatus in 2013, with Yorke and Nigel Godrich releasing a studio album, Amok, with their band Atoms for Peace. In February 2015, Drowned in Sound reported that the band were working on a new album, with Johnny Greenwood telling Pitchfork that Radiohead had changed their recording methods, "working in limits" and using "very old and very new technology" together.

More: Stephen Street accuses Thom Yorke of hypocrisy over Spotify blackout

Updike, a Pultizer prize winner, is best known for his Rabbit series chronicling the life of the middle-class everyman Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom.

He died of lung cancer in Danvers, Massachusetts, on January 27, 2009.

More: Radiohead fan takes revenge on ex-girlfriend, via Gumtree