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Meek Mill Sentenced to 90 Days of House Arrest

Today a judge sentenced Meek Mill to house arrest and six months of probation following a ruling that the rapper had violated his prior probation…
Brennan Carley / February 5, 2016

A$AP Rocky Voices Falcon in a New Marvel Comics Game

Rapper A$AP Rocky is providing the voice of the ace superhero Falcon in a new Marvel Comics game. The app, Marvel Avengers Academy, recasts the company's most famous…
James Grebey / February 5, 2016

Jessie J Is Lying to Herself

Jessie J — a pop artist that you'd be forgiven for only vaguely knowing at best — is lying to herself, and by extension, us. In…
James Grebey / February 5, 2016

Kanye West Needs 1,200 Extras for His Madison Square Garden Fashion Show

Kanye West proclaimed on Twitter yesterday that he'd sold out Madison Square Garden for his February 11 Yeezy Season 3 runway show, an event that'll…
Brennan Carley / February 5, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Porches, Loretta Lynn, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from post-punk brawlers, country legends, and more.
SPIN Staff / February 5, 2016

Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire: Chasing the Clouds Away

"Strong, driving rhythm and easily remembered hooks." That’s how Earth, Wind & Fire founder and mastermind Maurice White -- who died yesterday at 74 --…
Brad Shoup / February 5, 2016

Three People Are Homeless After Chief Keef Tells Twitter Followers to Vandalize Their House

Rapper Chief Keef uses his Twitter account almost exclusively to tweet about playing Xbox, but late last month he directed his 1.1 million followers to…
James Grebey / February 5, 2016

Porches: A Synth-Obsessed Songwriter Learns to Be Alone (But Not Lonely)

On "Be Apart," a morose synth-bit confessional from Porches' crepuscular new LP, Pool, it sounds like Aaron Maine is having a hard time making up his…
Harley Brown / February 5, 2016

Moderat Are Releasing a New Album, Here’s a ‘Reminder’ in Case You Forgot

Moderat, the collaboration between Berlin DJ duo Modeselektor and German electronic composer Apparat, are releasing their album III on April 1 (not iii — that's Miike Snow's new record). On…
James Grebey / February 5, 2016

Bambara Picture a Beautiful Nightmare on ‘All The Ugly Things’

It's safe to say the music of noise punk trio Bambara, who originally hail from Athens, Georgia, leaves much to be desired from southern hospitality.
Megan Bradley / February 5, 2016

Leon Bridges Is ‘Twistin’ & Groovin’ on His ‘Austin City Limits’ Debut

This Saturday, Austin City Limits welcomes fellow Texan Leon Bridges to the stage for the first time. The retro-soul singer-songwriter, whose track "Coming Home" made SPIN's 101 Best Songs of…
Natalie Caamano / February 5, 2016

Stone Temple Pilots Will Officially Search for a New Singer

According to some sleuthing by the folks over at Alternative Nation, Stone Temple Pilots will soon announce the search for a new lead singer. Following the…
Brennan Carley / February 5, 2016

There’s an Official Bob Marley Cannabis Brand, Which Seems a Little on the Nose

A new, officially branded Bob Marley brand of cannabis will soon launch on the late reggae great's 71st birthday, which, you know, makes sense. Marley Natural — which…
James Grebey / February 5, 2016

Stream Young Thug’s New Project, Which Is Either Called ‘Slime Season 3′ or ‘I’m Up’

Young Thug's Slime Season 3 has officially been renamed I'm Up...or has it? In either case, the rapper's new title-swapping mixtape (album? Does that distinction even matter anymore?)…
Brennan Carley / February 5, 2016

Jeff Tweedy Plays Stephen Colbert and His Teddy Bear a Lullaby on ‘The Late Show’

As the name suggests, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is on, well, late at night. And sometimes a host gets tired. Luckily, Jeff Tweedy and…
James Grebey / February 5, 2016

Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dead at Age 74

Maurice White, one of the founders of the group Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at the age of 74 according to reports from the Associated…
Brennan Carley / February 4, 2016

Elton John Performed a Piano Medley at a London Train Station

Elton John played an instrumental piano medley of some of his greatest hits whilst in public at London's St Pancras railway station. Why did he do…
James Grebey / February 4, 2016

Boosie Badazz Moves Forward With New Self-Released Album, ‘Out My Feelings (In My Past)’

Boosie Badazz (the grown-up moniker of the rapper formerly known as Lil Boosie), beat kidney cancer last December, and on the first day of the year…
James Grebey / February 4, 2016

Katy B Squads Up With Major Lazer and Craig David on ‘Who Am I’

Katy B's upcoming album Honey is a star-studded affair — the two tracks we've gotten thus far feature Floating Points and Four Tet as well was KAYTRANADA…
Brennan Carley / February 4, 2016
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