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Liz Phair and Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan were on tour together when the news of Prince’s death arrived last week, and each offered a tribute to the late icon on Friday. Liz Phair performed “Nothing Compares… More »


William Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins have just announced a cross-country tour of the United States with opening act Liz Phair. Kicking off in just over a month’s time, the concerts are… More »

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A manic-depressive punk who still believes in the redemptive powers of rock’n’roll and refuses to compromise his vision. A young R&B star climbing the ranks of an industry that’d be… More »

The iconic creator of one of SPIN’s ten favorite albums of the last 30 years, Liz Phair has been on tour with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo for their annual… More »


On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff has previously awarded “Album ofMore »

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Star Wars Day came and went, but we might as well call 2014 Star Wars Year as anticipation (and promotion) builds for Episode VII. As A.V. Club points out, there’s no shortage… More »

In 1993, no rock record was as divisive as Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville. With her 18-song double-LP debut, Phair pried the lid off her life and sang away secrets. More »


Liz Phair recently joined forces with Slumdog Millionaire film score composer A.R. Rahman for a song on the just-released soundtrack to the upcoming Chris Pine-Elizabeth Banks drama People Like Us. More »

We can’t say for sure why Liz Phair opted to premiere her new video for “And He Slayed Her” on the same website that preemptively reported Fidel Castro’s death in… More »

Has each successive wave of backlash and backlash-to-backlash over a young pop singer with an OK voice, a distinctive Betty-Draper-gone-Beth-Orton (plus dated hip-hop slang!) aesthetic, and a couple of otherwise-forgettable… More »


Liz Phair has been out on the road promoting her self-released album Funstyle — and what the songstress liked most about this year’s SXSW was that it marked the celebratory… More »


Tough Questions for Liz Phair

Of all the words spent discussing Liz Phair since her debut nearly two decades ago, none have ever concerned her ability to surf. “I just learned!” chirps the 43-year-old from… More »

Liz Phair is back — even though we weren’t exactly expecting her. With little fanfare, the Exile in Guyville singer-songwriter has self-released a new album called Funstyle, her first since… More »