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Skylar Spence: Pop Music’s Friendliest Prom King

Skylar Spence, a.k.a. Ryan DeRobertis, is five minutes from playing the last show of his summer tour at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park. Then: "WE ARE EVACUATING THE…
Rachel Brodsky / September 9, 2015

The SPIN Interview: John Lydon

There's something refreshing, even cleansing, about talking to John Lydon, a guy who's seen death and incompetence, who doesn't suffer fools, who's proven unafraid to…
Dan Weiss / September 9, 2015

We Asked People at Electric Zoo About the Zac Efron EDM Flop, ‘We Are Your Friends’

By now it's been chiseled into box office history that We Are Your Friends, a feature-length film portraying Zac Efron as a struggling DJ immersed in…
Harley Brown / September 8, 2015

Who’s the Biggest 2015 Star Without a No. 1 Hit?

This week, Billboard reports that Justin Bieber will debut at No. 1 on their flagship chart, the Hot 100, with his new single, "What Do You…
Andrew Unterberger / September 8, 2015

SPINfighting: Would You Vote for Kanye West for President in 2020?

As the roundtable format has grown into an effectively direct way for a publication to think out loud for its readers’ perusal, we’re happy to…
SPIN Staff / September 4, 2015

SPIN’s Not Quite Songs of the Summer Playlist

The summer is unofficially coming to an end this weekend, and while the race for Song of the Summer is winding into its final turn,…
Andrew Unterberger / September 4, 2015

The Libertines Give Reunion Advice: ‘Don’t Get Back Together If It’s Not Very Good’

It's not always easy to understand the recently reunited — and very scrambled-sounding — Pete Doherty and Carl Barât of the Libertines. But that's reasonable: Along with…
Rachel Brodsky / September 3, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Dâm-Funk Interprets Funkadelic’s Album Art and Waxes Nostalgic About MySpace

"Invite the light." That's the title of the latest record from supreme soulster Damon Riddick, a.k.a. Dâm-Funk, as well as the life philosophy he explains…
Harley Brown / September 3, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Beirut’s Zach Condon Thanks Thom Yorke And Explains Mariachi Trumpet

Beirut’s Zach Condon is notorious for his eclectic collection of influences. From Balkan folk’s heavy-handed impression on his debut Gulag Orkestar in 2006 to the infusion…
Margaret Farrell / September 1, 2015

Empathy for Chrissie Hynde: How Rape Culture Poisons Even Our Heroines

"You know, if you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so you can’t run from him. If you’re wearing something that…
Laura Bogart / September 1, 2015

The Dead Weather Are Back and Ready to Play Music for ‘Demented Kids’

The Dead Weather's Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita, and Jack Lawrence make for a soft-spoken group — at first. Citing a late night out with friends at…
Rachel Brodsky / September 1, 2015

Listen to the Clicks, Bro: The Year the MTV VMAs Cannibalized Itself

No moment could have summed up the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards better than Taylor Swift handing a lifetime achievement award to Kanye West. It…
Andrew Unterberger / August 31, 2015

SPINfighting: What’s the Worst Video to Receive a VMA Nod This Year?

As the roundtable format has grown into an effectively direct way for a publication to think out loud for its readers' perusal, we're happy to…
SPIN Staff / August 28, 2015

MTV VMAs 2015: Everything You Need to Know

The MTV Video Music Awards are this weekend, and if you're reading this, chances are you've got a few questions about them. Questions like: When…
James Grebey / August 28, 2015

Stay Positive: Craig Finn Looks Back on the Highlights of His Career

At 44, Craig Finn has nearly two decades of hoarse, literary rock'n'roll behind him, and he doesn't sound anywhere near finished. Up until the Hold…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2015
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