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Oscar Isaac Talks ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ Justin Timberlake’s Unintentional Intimidation

In Joel and Ethan Coen's upcoming film Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac plays the title character, a struggling musician in the Greenwich Village folk scene of…
David Marchese / December 4, 2013

Amy’s Dad: Mitch Winehouse’s Second Life

Mitch Winehouse is singing tonight because his daughter no longer can. There’s no getting around it. Sixty-two years old and handsomely gray, he’s onstage in…
David Marchese / November 8, 2013

Lou Reed: A Critical Discography

In both his life and his music, Lou Reed took risks. Sometimes they paid off, sometimes they laid him low, but they were never, ever…
David Marchese / October 27, 2013

Johnny Cash Turned Down ‘The Gambler,’ and Other Revelations from His New Bio

During his 35 years as chief music critic at the Los Angeles Times, Robert Hilburn stood just off to the side for some of music's…
David Marchese / October 23, 2013

120,000,000 Ylvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong

I'm standing in the rain outside the entrance to The Today Show, chatting with a hangdog Norwegian journalist about the inevitability of death and whatnot,…
David Marchese / October 15, 2013

Journey to the Center of Earthless: A Heavy Chat With the Psych-Rock Gurus

Many things might occur to you while listening to From the Ages, the long-awaited third album from San Diego instrumental psych-rock trio Earthless. Over the…
David Marchese / October 9, 2013

Enter Sandman: The Oral History of Adam Sandler’s ‘They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!’

During his first three seasons on Saturday Night Live, Adam Sandler’s best and funniest characters included a mushmouthed man-child in a straw hat, a hanky-waving…
David Marchese / September 26, 2013

Elvis Costello and ?uestlove Go Deep About ‘Wise Up Ghost’

Elvis Costello's side projects, experiments, and collaborations constitute a kind of second, shadow career. Since his 1976 debut, My Aim is True, the charismatically restless…
David Marchese / September 25, 2013

Sons of Anarchy: ‘SLC Punk!’ 15 Years Later

At the end of writer-director James Merendino’s 1998 screed of a film, SLC Punk!, the main malcontent, Stevo, played by Matthew Lillard, sits on a…
David Marchese / September 24, 2013

Film Icon Harry Dean Stanton Shares the Secret to Life: Plus, an A Cappella Performance!

For more than 50 years, Harry Dean Stanton has been haunting Hollywood’s edges. Best known for his roles as enigmatic misfits in Repo Man, Wild…
David Marchese / September 20, 2013

Illegal Procedure: 10 Fumbled NFL Musical Moments

If American culture can be said to have a focal point at all, that honor goes to the NFL. So with millions of people living…
David Marchese / September 4, 2013

L.A. Blues: Aaron North’s Sad Descent From Nine Inch Nails to Nowhere

Aaron North eases his dirty silver truck onto Sunset Boulevard and tells me how this is going to go. “I don’t want to be interrogated,”…
David Marchese / September 3, 2013

Josh Homme: A Critical Discography

After a debilitating health scare, SPIN cover boy and Queens of the Stone Age chief Josh Homme returned with the band’s recently released …Like Clockwork.
David Marchese / July 18, 2013

Austra: Flight of the Valkyrie

“I should have become more cool,” says Katie Stelmanis with a grin, thinking back to her Toronto childhood. She’s sitting on a bench in the…
David Marchese / June 27, 2013

Firefly Music Festival 2013: The 10 Best Things We Saw at the Delaware Blowout

The Firefly Music Festival buzzed into Dover, Delaware for its second year, bringing along the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire…
David Marchese / June 24, 2013

Going Far Out With Empire of the Sun

In 2008, Australians Nick Littlemore of electronic act Pnau and Luke Steele of folk-rockers Sleepy Jackson ditched whatever presumably normal duds they used to wear…
David Marchese / June 19, 2013

Steve Gunn: Introspective Guitar Seeker Discovers His Voice, Respects the Dead

Who: Steve Gunn owes his roommates. After graduating from high school, the singer-guitarist, who had spent his teens playing in punk and hardcore bands, moved…
David Marchese / June 18, 2013

The SPIN Interview: Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme

Sitting on a bed in a midtown Manhattan hotel room two days after the release of Queens of the Stone Age's …Like Clockwork (Matador), Josh…
David Marchese / June 13, 2013

Stream Olivier Libaux’s Bossa Nova Cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘No One Knows’

Olivier Libaux’s new music is nothing if not timely. Following up on Josh Homme and co.’s new …Like Clockwork, the erstwhile Nouvelle Vague mastermind’s solo…
David Marchese / June 6, 2013

The Ozzman Goeth: A Guide to Black Sabbath’s Non-Ozzy Albums

On June 11, we’ll be blessed with the release of 13, Black Sabbath’s first album featuring lead vocals from Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years. But…
David Marchese / June 5, 2013

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