Taylor Momsen is living the rock'n'roll dream life: The 17-year-old Gossip Girl star's new band, the Pretty Reckless, have just finished a successful run on the Vans Warped Tour and will drop their debut album, Light Me Up, later this year.
SPIN recently hooked up with Momsen in New York City to shoot photos for our September issue and talk about her rockin' fashion style, the "bad experiences" she's had, and why Rihanna annoys her. Phoebe Reilly
Indie rock’s favorite merry prankster — the Bizkit-covering, self-violating, gap-toothed, boy-king Mac DeMarco — has another collection of chewy guitar-pop treats to share. And for his next trick: normalcy. The Canadian-born and New York-based songwriter has always played harder with sincerity on record than his public persona would suggest; he’s growing up, getting… More »