Strokes Offer First Impressions of First Impressions

This week, the Strokes are going to offer fans in Chicago, Seattle, L.A., and Atlanta a first impression of their new album, First Impressions of…
By: SPIN Staff / January 4, 2006

Early Radiohead Demos Leaked

The fansite,, has unearthed eighteen early Radiohead tracks from two different demos, one from 1988, and one from 1990. The first demo, recorded whe…
By: SPIN Staff / January 3, 2006

New Releases: January 3, 2006

Here's our rundown of what's new and noteworthy in record stores this week.
By: SPIN Staff / January 3, 2006

Moz Rocks Manchester

It's time to break out the mutton chops and start crying yourself to sleep again: Morrissey is coming out with a new album in March,…
By: SPIN Staff / January 3, 2006

New Hot Hot Heat Album Inspired by Tour Antics

Those bad boys of Canadian dance rock, Hot Hot Heat, are looking to go back into the studio this spring, singer Steve Bays tells
By: SPIN Staff / January 3, 2006

Grateful Dead Songwriter Attempts Novel

After years of performing for scads of hippies, the Grateful Dead's principle songwriter, Robert Hunter, is living the acetic life these days, writing novels i…
By: SPIN Staff / December 30, 2005

Audioslave in Africa, Studio

Tom Morello, performing under his alternate moniker the Nightwatchman, took the stage earlier this month for a surprise set in Nairobi, Kenya. Morello's family ha…
By: SPIN Staff / December 30, 2005

Vines Album Nears Completion

Frontman Craig Nicholls' recent diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (a mild form of autism) notwithstanding, the Vines are completing work on their as-yet-untitled third album. Vine…
By: SPIN Staff / December 30, 2005

NPR to Welcome 2006 from New Orleans

NPR will host its annual New Year's Eve special in a place that is in need of a resurrection in the New Year: New Orleans.
By: SPIN Staff / December 29, 2005

Stevens, Rice Headline Tibet House Benefit

Supporting Tibet isn't just for the Beastie Boys anymore: Troubadour Sufjan Stevens, singer-songwriter Damien Rice, New Orleans pianist and songwriter Allen Toussaint, and avant-musician Laurie…
By: SPIN Staff / December 29, 2005
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