Exclusive: New Motion City Soundtrack Song

My Dinosaur Life, the new album (and major label debut, due Jan 19) from Minneapolis pop-punk faves Motion City Soundtrack, might just be the first…
Peter Gaston / January 5, 2010

DOWNLOAD: The Knux’s New Album!

Hot New Orleans rap duo the Knux have a special message for fans this New Year: Fuck You! Please, don't be offended.
William Goodman / January 5, 2010

Tori Amos Celebrates the Season at SPIN

It was a sight to behold. Just a couple months ago, Tori Amos could be found playing packed houses at Radio City Music Hall, and…
John Macdonald / January 4, 2010

WATCH: Spike Lee Directs Michael Jackson Video

Michael Jackson's death last June has inspired many emotional tributes from fans across the globe. Now Do the Right Thing filmmaker Spike Lee has released…
William Goodman / December 28, 2009

Hot New Video: Julian Casablancas

Dress the Strokes' singer in a neon suit, have him act out thinly-veiled tributes to Mad Max and Blade Runner, and throw a mountaintop pagoda…
William Goodman / December 24, 2009

WATCH: Rihanna’s ‘Hard’ Video

Love is war -- at least in recent Rihanna videos. "Hard," the latest clip off Rated R, maintains the hard-edged visuals of the video for…
Peter Gaston / December 18, 2009

Kings of Leon: SPIN Cover Shoot!

When SPIN sat down to select our annual Band of the Year winner, the answer was a no-brainer: Kings of Leon owned 2009.The Southern quartet…
William Goodman / December 17, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Roots Release ‘Late Night’ Jams

Do you ever find yourself diggin' those short bits of music the Roots play as the cameras pan across Late Night's Studio 6B to zero…
William Goodman / December 16, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Unreleased Elliott Smith Song!

Like many music fans, we miss Elliott Smith. And "Cecilia/Amanda," a previously unreleased song available to download below, makes us miss the late singer/songwriter even…
William Goodman / December 15, 2009

New Clip From White Stripes Doc

It's only been two years since the White Stripes pulled out of their proposed arena tour for Icky Thump, but that seems like forever in…
Steve Kandell / December 14, 2009

WATCH: Kristen Stewart Talks Music in ’09

Music permeates the Twilight novels and films -- so it's no surprise that it plays a big role on set, too. For Kristen Stewart, two…
Peter Gaston / December 11, 2009

Portishead Release Stunning New Song

Since they broke through in 1994 with Dummy (No. 74 on SPIN's list of 100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005), pioneering trip-hop act Portishead has been notoriously…
Peter Gaston / December 10, 2009

LISTEN: Fall Out Boy Drummer’s New Project

Fall Out Boy is on indefinite hiatus, but drummer Andy Hurley is busier than ever!
William Goodman / December 9, 2009

Video: BLK JKS Unplugged at SPIN

With an experimental sound that fuses jazz, funk, and rock, South African quartet BLK JKS (pronounced "Black Jacks") have found fans in Diplo and the…
Chris Zakorchemny / December 7, 2009

Another Single From Lil Wayne’s ‘Rebirth’ Leaks

It was over a year ago that we first heard about Lil Wayne's in-the-works rock album, and after countless delays and one pesky gun-charge conviction,…
Steve Kandell / December 7, 2009

LISTEN: New Eminem Songs Leak

Two new songs from Eminem's forthcoming album, Relapse: Refill (out December 21), have leaked -- "Elevator" and "Buffalo Bill" -- and, for better or worse,…
Peter Gaston / December 4, 2009

Amanda Palmer Shoots Tegan & Sara Video

Amanda Palmer and Tegan and Sara really heart each other -- and an email we received this morning directly from the ex-Dresden Dolls singer/pianist offers…
Peter Gaston / December 3, 2009

Alice in Chains’ ‘Project Runway’ Video!

Rock stars love to cast models in their videos (and thank god they do!): Whitesnake had Tawny Kitaen, Aerosmith had Alicia Silverstone, and now Alice…
Chris Zakorchemny / December 1, 2009

Exclusive Song from Motion City Soundtrack!

Minneapolis pop punk quintet Motion City Soundtrack are back with their Mark Hoppus-produced fourth album (and major label debut), My Dinosaur Life -- and you…
Peter Gaston / November 30, 2009

Phish Cover TV on the Radio!

Now here's one for the hippies and the hipsters: Vermont jam band gods Phish covering indie rock illuminati TV on the Radio at their Albany,…
William Goodman / November 30, 2009
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