Deadmau5 Tells Kanye West to Save His Money for ‘a 4th Grade Education’

Deadmau5 has fired back at Kanye West in the latest round of shots in the music Twitter fight du jour, responding to The Life of Pablo rapper's string of…
James Grebey / March 2, 2016

Who Is Deadmau5: A Primer for Kanye West

After being called out by masked EDM producer Deadmau5 for allegedly illegally torrenting music and editing software, Kanye West had some questions. Even though the…
James Grebey / March 2, 2016

Deadmau5 Calls Out TIDAL Salesman Kanye West for Using Pirate Bay to Torrent

Update: In a statement to Pitchfork, Kanye West's camp claimed that his tweet was a joke, and that the photo was not of his computer. "Kanye's…
James Grebey / March 2, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: FKA twigs, the Coathangers, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from British art-pop seraphs, cheeky punk trios, and more.
SPIN Staff / February 19, 2016

Deadmau5 Claims to Have Snuck Out of a Hospital So He Could Play a Show

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor a severe lymph node infection can stop Deadmau5 from playing a scheduled gig. The helmeted EDM star claims…
James Grebey / December 14, 2015

Deadmau5, Pusha T, and D.R.A.M. to Play Tidal X Concert at Barclays Center

Deadmau5 and Pusha T will perform at the next Tidal X concert, the streaming service announced today. In addition to the EDM mouse and new G.O.O.D.
James Grebey / December 7, 2015

Deadmau5 and Aaron Carter Will Soon Face Off in a Video-Game Battle

Bear with us: Earlier today, Aaron Carter paused his eternal one-on-one game of hoops with Shaq to upload an Instagram of a track he claimed…
Brennan Carley / November 12, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: DIIV, Matmos, Erykah Badu, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from haze-pop melody makers, stopwatch-breaking…
SPIN Staff / November 11, 2015

Dave Grohl Prefers Lighters to Cellphones, Doesn’t Want Concerts to Look Like a ‘Deadmau5 Video’

We're not sure at what point Deadmau5 became emblematic shorthand for everything wrong with modern music, according to certain musicians (*cough* Ryan Adams *cough*), but Dave…
James Grebey / September 16, 2015

Deadmau5 Says Zac Efron EDM Movie’s Horrible Opening ‘Restored My Faith In Music’

"Kids these days like EDM, right? Let's make a movie starring that Zac Efron guy! What could go wrong?" — a movie executive, probably.
James Grebey / September 2, 2015

Skrillex Calls Deadmau5 an ‘Asshole,’ Deadmau5 Raises His Weapon: Twitter

Hell hath no fury like a Deadmau5 wronged — even if technically, he started it. Your EDM reports that in a recent radio interview (which…
Harley Brown / August 12, 2015

Deadmau5 Rides David Guetta for Using Live Horses in Ibiza Show

EDM superstar David Guetta brought real, living horses onstage at Pacha Ibiza back in May for the opening party of his F—k Me I’m Famous residency. Deadmau5, whose stage…
James Grebey / July 13, 2015

Governors Ball 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This weekend's Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City brought rising talent and well-established stars to four stages on Randall's Island, just off the…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2015

Ryan Adams Slams Deadmau5 at Governors Ball

Ryan Adams' festival sets are truly a sight (and sound) to behold, especially when he goes off on often quite funny riffs and tangents. During…
Harley Brown / June 7, 2015

Repeats and Uniques: A Look at 2015’s Festival Season

Now that three of the biggest music festivals in North America — Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Governors Ball — have announced their 2015 lineups, it's time…
Brennan Carley / January 15, 2015

Deadmau5 Scratches Back at Disney Over Illegal Song Use in Mickey Mouse Video

The battle of the rodents continues today after Deadmau5 issued a cease and desist to the Walt Disney Company for allegedly using his song "Ghosts…
Brennan Carley / September 5, 2014

Disney Is Trying to Stop Deadmau5 From Trademarking His Ears

We know already Deadmau5 doesn't care for bullies. But standing up to Arcade Fire for trash-talking EDM, is a fight a few steps shy of…
Colin Stutz / September 3, 2014

Deadmau5 and Rob Ford Go on a ‘Coffee Run,’ Talk Politics and EDM

Aside from his music and famous mouse head, Deadmau5 is well known for sharing his uncensored thoughts on fellow musicians, especially those who cheapen or…
Dan Reilly / July 31, 2014

Deadmau5’s Absurd Nyan Cat Ferrari Now for Sale

When not picking fights with Arcade Fire, releasing techno music under a new alias, or taking dumps on his VIP pseudo-fans, Joel "Deadmau5" Zimmerman has of…
Colin Stutz / June 18, 2014

Arcade Fire Respond to Deadmau5 Comments, Cover Chuck Berry

Arcade Fire have responded — somewhat obliquely— to Deadmau5's recent vitriolic tweet directed at the indie-rock standard-bearers.No, the recent Coachella headliners didn't quite answer what…
Colin Joyce / April 28, 2014
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