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Liz Phair and Billy Corgan Each Covered Prince This Weekend

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…
Anna Gaca / April 25, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins to Tour With Liz Phair This Spring

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…
Brennan Carley / February 1, 2016

SPIN’s Best #LongReads of 2015

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…
SPIN Staff / December 24, 2015

Liz Phair Has Been Performing Her Biggest Hit With Holiday-Themed Lyrics

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…
Dan Weiss / December 23, 2015

SPIN 30: Liz Phair Returns to ‘Exile in Guyville’

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…
Rachel Brodsky / April 8, 2015

‘Star Wars’ Cantina Band Auditions: Watch Ben Folds, Mark McGrath, More

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.
Chris Martins / May 5, 2014

Girly Show: The Oral History of Liz Phair’s ‘Exile In Guyville’

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…
Jessica Hopper / June 24, 2013

Liz Phair Wants to Make ‘Down and Dirty’ LP With Ryan Adams

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…
Marc Hogan / June 22, 2012

Liz Phair Forced Us to Embed a Perez Hilton Video On Our Site

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…
Caryn Ganz / May 22, 2012

Making Sense of Liz Phair’s Lana Del Rey Defense

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,…
Marc Hogan / February 6, 2012

Liz Phair Talks Tour, Defends ‘Funstyle’

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…
Vann Alexandra / March 30, 2011

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…
John Sellers / October 19, 2010

LISTEN: Liz Phair’s Weird New Single

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…
Peter Gaston / July 6, 2010

Exclusive Download: Mirah Mixes Grit With Grace

The grrrl rock and relationship-gone-bad lyrics of Liz Phair and the acoustic, orchestral tunes of Aimee Mann exist on opposite ends of the female singer-songwriter…
William Goodman / February 6, 2009

Liz Phair Revisits ‘Guyville’ in S.F.

Liz Phair has been performing the songs off Exile in Guyville since the album's release in '93, yet she expressed a bit of apprehension last…
Chelsea Sime / June 24, 2008

SPIN’s Week in Review, May 26-30

Granted, it was a short week, and one that reminded us of summer's impending arrival -- mmm, barbecue -- but we did learn many things…
SPIN Staff / May 30, 2008

Liz Phair to Perform ‘Guyville’ in S.F., Chicago

Less than two weeks after announcing a pair of New York City gigs revisiting her 1993 opus Exile in Guyville in its entirety, Liz Phair…
William Goodman / May 29, 2008

The 20 Best Albums of 1993

The 20 best albums of 1993, ranked by SPIN's editors. [This list was originally published in the January 1994 issue of SPIN.]…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 1993