Listening In

Kristian Nairn Won’t Play ‘Game of Thrones’ Remixes When He DJs, But Thinks Hodor Would Listen to Dubstep

Of course Kristian Nairn has more to say than Hodor, the vocabulary-challenged character he plays on HBO's Game of Thrones. The Irish actor/musician doesn't mind being known…
James Grebey / April 20, 2016

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’s’ Sterling K. Brown Knows His ’90s Hip-Hop But Listens to KIDZ BOP Nowadays

The 1990s will forever seem like they weren't all that long ago, but as the years go by, reenacting the decade has become more involved…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016

Wyatt Cenac Thinks Morrissey Is the Ron Paul of Music

Aside from Kendrick Lamar's breathtaking performance, this year's Grammy Awards were universally acknowledged to be the most boring in recent memory — but comedian Wyatt…
Harley Brown / February 29, 2016

Devon Sawa Is Still Eminem’s Biggest Fan

Unlike Sean, the green-haired hooligan he portrays in the 1998 cult classic SLC Punk!, Devon Sawa has never overdosed on acid. But like the reformed Sean — whom he plays in…
Rachel Brodsky / February 8, 2016

Hannibal Buress Matriculated to Ludacris and Admires Eminem’s Fitness

"You know who's an underrated actor? T.I. He was really good in ATL," Hannibal Buress tells SPIN over the phone from a Vegas hotel room. The notoriously deadpan…
Harley Brown / February 2, 2016

Aaron Paul and Josh Wiggins Talk Heavy Metal, Pearl Jam, and House Shows

Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman will be with us always, but Aaron Paul has got his own life to live. In addition to being a dedicated…
Chris Martins / January 31, 2014

Rose McGowan on Mariah Carey, Bad Karaoke Choices, and Madonna’s Inspirational Might

Rose McGowan made her directorial debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival with a disturbing and gripping short dubbed Dawn. Starring Tara Barr as a…
Chris Martins / January 29, 2014

Sarah Silverman Spreads Her Love Between Elvis Costello and Miley Cyrus

On November 23, Sarah Silverman will star in her first-ever HBO comedy special, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. Filmed in front of an audience of 39…
Kyle McGovern / November 21, 2013

Reggie Watts on First-Kiss Jams and Loving Industrial Music

Brooklyn-based comedian Reggie Watts is all over the place, from his surreal and wildly entertaining stand-up act to his loop-based music to his role as…
Luke McCormick / November 13, 2013

Tim Heidecker’s History of Embarrassing Beatles Dolls and Terrible Band Names

Tim Heidecker has been an Adult Swim and alternative-comedy staple for nearly a decade, working with collaborator Eric Wareheim to creating absurd and cringe-inducing hilarity…
Luke McCormick / November 5, 2013

‘Parks and Rec’ Co-Star Adam Scott was a High School Deadhead

This fall, actor Adam Scott will lead a stacked cast in the film A.C.O.D., which features Richard Jenkins and Jessica Alba, among others, while also…
Luke McCormick / September 26, 2013

Film Icon Harry Dean Stanton Shares the Secret to Life: Plus, an A Cappella Performance!

For more than 50 years, Harry Dean Stanton has been haunting Hollywood's edges. Best known for his roles as enigmatic misfits in Repo Man, Wild…
David Marchese / September 20, 2013

Chloe Moretz on Her Wedding DJ duties and Playing Courtney Love

Judging by her upcoming film roles, Chloë Moretz isn't a teen you'd want to cross. The 16-year-old Cartersville, Georgia-born actress will once again beat the…
Luke McCormick / August 9, 2013

Emile Hirsch Was a High School Freestyle Hero

In his silver screen pursuits Emile Hirsch, 28, has done everything from roughin' it in Into the Wild to scooting around the track in Speed…
Luke McCormick / August 2, 2013

‘True Blood’ Co-Star Rutina Wesley Broods With Bjork, Does a Mean Otis Redding

On HBO's bonkers vampire melodrama True Blood, Rutina Wesley, 34, plays Tara Thornton, a Creole-accented Louisianan-turned-bloodsucker whose foul mouth (no pun intended) has been getting…
Luke McCormick / July 8, 2013

Rick Moranis Rides Hard for Rush

Despite not having appeared on screen since 1997 Rick Moranis will forever occupy a nebbish-loving spot in the minds of movie fans as a result…
Luke McCormick / June 7, 2013

Greta Gerwig’s Exceptionally Embarrassing Karaoke Favorite

According to Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha — the newly released film she stars in and cowrote with its director (and her boyfriend) Noah Baumbach — has…
Luke McCormick / May 17, 2013

Tig Notaro Is Scared of Chrissie Hynde, Dominates at Marky Mark Karaoke

Last August, comedian Tig Notaro took the stage at Largo in Los Angeles and got serious, discussing her breast cancer (she's better now) and the…
Luke McCormick / May 13, 2013

‘Shameless’ Star Emmy Rossum on Avoiding Skrillex’s Mosh Pit, Making Out to ‘Wonderwall’

The multi-talented Emmy Rossum could use a breather. It's a good thing then, that the Showtime network's Shameless, on which she plays a dutiful sister…
Luke McCormick / April 10, 2013

‘Spring Breakers’ Star Vanessa Hudgens Reveals Her ‘Vulgar’ Musical Tastes

Vanessa Hudgens, the former Disney Channel mainstay and High School Musical kewpie, co-stars in Harmony Korine's sensationally sordid Spring Breakers, which opens nationwide on March…
Luke McCormick / March 20, 2013
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