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Ad-Rock Says He Once Auditioned for a Role in an Oliver Stone Film While Stoned

The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock (a.k.a. Adam Horovitz) has a solid acting career shaping up for himself now that he's no longer on the front lines,…
By: James Grebey / March 24, 2015

SXSW 2015: YG, John Legend, and More Play AXE White Label Collective Day Party

On Saturday morning, fans flocked to the AXE White Label Collective's SXSW day party — powered by SPIN — to witness an awe-inspiring line up including James Davis,…
By: SPIN Staff / March 24, 2015

Peter Hook Will Honor Ian Curtis By Playing Joy Division’s Entire Catalog

Once their forthcoming U.S. tour concludes, Peter Hook and the Light will journey to Christ Church in Macclesfield, England on May 18 to perform every song…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2015

Watch Dan Deacon’s Trippy and Beautifully Animated ‘When I Was Done Dying’ Video

Dan Deacon premiered a trippy new video for his song "When I Was Done Dying" on Adult Swim's Off the Air early thi…
By: James Grebey / March 24, 2015

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s New Album ‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’ is Now Streaming

Post-rock leading lights Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be releasing their fifth full-length album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, a week from today o…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 24, 2015

Jamie xx to Release Debut Solo Album ‘In Colour’ in June

Jamie xx, one-third of minimalist pop trio the xx, will release a new full-length album this June. Mixmag reports in a recent cover story…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 24, 2015

Stream Death Cab for Cutie’s New Album, ‘Kintsugi’

Death Cab for Cutie's new album — their first album since Chris Walla left — is now streaming on NPR's First Listen. We've…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Ozzy Osbourne Hopes Ex-Drummer Bill Ward Will Play Black Sabbath Farewell Concert

The world will say farewell to Black Sabbath this fall when the iconic metal band plays their last ever show when they headline…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

AXE White Label Collective Day Party Recap: John Legend, ASTR, YG, and More

As part of the AXE White Label Collective's SXSW day party — powered by SPIN — fans were treated to performances by James Davis,…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

SXSW 2015: Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, and More Take the Stubb’s Stage

On Friday morning, crowds flocked to Austin's famous Stubb's for the annual SPIN day party at South By Southwest. Featuring massive talent…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

Action Bronson and Chance the Rapper Come to Eddie Murphy’s America in ‘Baby Blue’ Video

Already having remade a sequence from the classic '90s flick Boogie Nights for his new album trailer, Queens rapper Action Bronson has now reached…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 23, 2015

SXSW 2015 Royal Roast: HOLYCHILD, Best Coast, Tove Lo, and More Celebrate With SPIN

To celebrate the end of a bombastic showcase, SPIN invited an impressive roster of guests to our annual Royal Roast, a taco and…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

Mini Mansions’ Dark, NSFW ‘Vertigo’ Video Stars Alex Turner and Topless Women

Mini Mansions — Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman's new project — dropped their new album The Great Pretenders, today, and the Los Angele…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Built to Spill Share a New Song and Things Will ‘Never Be The Same’

Built to Spill are gearing up to release their first new album since 2009's There Is No Enemy, and now they've shared Untethered Moon's second…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Sufjan Stevens’ New Album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ Is Now Streaming in Full

Sufjan Steven's new album Carrie & Lowell, is now streaming on NPR's First Listen. The LP, which is named after Stevens' mother…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Hear Blur’s Playful New Single, ‘Lonesome Street’

Blur started off the week right by sharing "Lonesome Street," the third track off of their upcoming album The Magic Whip. The upbeat new…
By: James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’ Is Streaming Now

Shortly after announcing his follow-up to 2013's Doris and playing SPIN's South by South West showcase at Stubb's, Earl Sweatshirt ha…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 23, 2015

Killer Mike Suffered a Shoulder Injury From SXSW Attack

It turns out that Monday's attack on Run the Jewels at SXSW may have done more damage than initially thought. According to reports from…
By: Colin Joyce / March 22, 2015

Jack White and Robert Plant Covered Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Lemon Song’ in Argentina

Jack White's love for Led Zeppelin's classic cut "The Lemon Song" has been apparent for a while, given the regularity that he's trotted out…
By: Colin Joyce / March 22, 2015

Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Geologist Release ‘New Psycho Actives Vol. 1′ Split

Not much time ever goes by between releases from Animal Collective members. Noah Lennox released his latest LP Panda Bear Meets the Grim…
By: Colin Joyce / March 22, 2015
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