Jem Aswad

Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dead at 64

Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, whose driving rhythm was the band's engine over its nearly 50 years of its existence, died Saturday of an unspecified illness,…
By: Jem Aswad / March 17, 2014

Surprise! Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

Guess we forced their hands: A day after SPIN posted a video of Soundgarden hilariously dodging the question of whether or not they would…
By: Jem Aswad / March 16, 2014

Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Inciting Riot at SXSW

Tyler, the Creator was arrested today by Austin police for inciting fans to push past security guards into an overcrowded venue during a performance…
By: Jem Aswad / March 15, 2014

Watch Soundgarden Hilariously Dodge Nine Inch Nails Tour Question

At this point, the rumored Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails tour seems to be one of the worst-kept secrets in the music business: As compiled…
By: Jem Aswad / March 14, 2014

Hear Betty Who’s Lush Love Song ‘Heartbreak Dream’

Love songs have been lucky for Australia-spawned pop singer Betty Who: Last Fall, "Somebody Loves You," from her debut EP The Movement, was used a…
By: Jem Aswad / February 11, 2014

The Beatles’ 15 Greatest TV Performances

You might have heard somewhere that Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. And while that…
By: Jem Aswad / February 7, 2014

Jay Z and Beyonce Groove, Lorde Hits the Dance Floor at Daft Punk’s Grammy Afterparty

SPIN fully intended to work the Grammy afterparties hard on Sunday night and hit as many of the six for which we were guestlisted a…
By: Jem Aswad / January 27, 2014

Inside Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala: Lorde Smiles, Miley Behaves, Lionel Richie Shines

It's far too easy to be snarky about Grammy week, the time when the music industry celebrates itself in extravagant and expensive fashion: a…
By: Jem Aswad / January 26, 2014

Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham to Perform Grammy Awards Finale

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and special guest Lindsey Buckingham will give the closing performance at the 56th annual…
By: Jem Aswad / January 21, 2014

U2 to Be First Musical Guest on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

When Jimmy Fallon takes over the tonight show on February 17, he'll be opening with a bang: U2 will be his first musical guest, show…
By: Jem Aswad / January 20, 2014

James Vincent McMorrow Sculpts Alt-R&B Into Intricate New Shapes With ‘Post Tropical’

The realm of the alt-R&B troubadour has gotten mighty crowded in recent years, with your Frank Oceans, Miguels, and Weeknds holding down the center…
By: Jem Aswad / January 9, 2014

U2 Return to ‘Spiritual Home’ Island Records for Next LP, Expected in April

U2 are returning to their "spiritual home" of Island Records for their next album, the Guardian reported over the weekend.The band signed with the…
By: Jem Aswad / December 30, 2013

Jem Aswad’s 25 Best Albums of 2013

To finish out the year, we'll be offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Today, Editor in Chief Jem Aswad.
By: Jem Aswad / December 26, 2013

MS MR, Haerts Celebrate Neon Gold’s Fifth Anniversary at Converted Strip Club

Westway, a former strip club near the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, made a suitably glam-trash setting for the fifth-anniversay party of Neon Gold Record…
By: Jem Aswad / December 19, 2013

Charli XCX Talks Next LP: ‘It’s Shouty, Raw, Like ‘RAAAAA!”

Charli XCX is in a hell of a hurry. The British pop singer's first proper full-length, True Romance, came out in April, and before…
By: Jem Aswad / December 19, 2013

Beyonce Drops New ‘Visual Album’ With No Advance Warning

UPDATE: Preview Beyonce's 17 dazzling "visual album" videos.
By: Jem Aswad / December 13, 2013

Pixies Part Ways With Bassist Kim Shattuck

Just four months after she replaced founding bassist Kim Deal, Kim Shattuck has parted ways with the Pixies. She made the following announcement on her…
By: Jem Aswad / December 1, 2013

Watch The Clash Perform ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ at 1983’s US Festival

By 1983, the Clash were one of the biggest bands in the world, but they were nearly at the end of their rope.
By: Jem Aswad / November 25, 2013

See 4AD Wunderkind Lo-Fang’s ‘Look Away’ Video

The description "James Blake with strings instead of electronics" is both reductive and not entirely accurate, but as a thumbnail description of Lo-Fang —…
By: Jem Aswad / November 12, 2013

The Beatles’ ‘On Air – Live at the BBC, Volume 2′ Invites You to Meet a Hungrier, Rawer Fab Four

After the six-CD Beatles Anthology overload and the 56-song Live at the BBC compilation, you could be forgiven for wondering what might be left worth…
By: Jem Aswad / November 12, 2013

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