Common and John Legend Win Best Original Song Oscar for ‘Glory’
The awards keep rolling in for John Legend and Common. After earning a Golden Globe for "Glory," the two have officially won a Best Original…
February 23, 2015
Watch Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island Perform ‘Everything Is Awesome’ at the Oscars
Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island took the Oscars stage Sunday night to perform their nominated LEGO Movie song, "Everything Is Awesome." Opening with a LEGO-animated sequence, the…
February 23, 2015
‘Frozen’ Hit Wins Oscar for Best Original Song
And the Oscar goes to Frozen's "Let It Go." The Disney-minted chart-topper was given the trophy for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards.
March 3, 2014
Photo by Getty Images
Oscars 2014 FAQ: There’s Music at the Academy Awards This Year!
The 86th Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2, and this year there's a bunch for music fans to sort through ahead of the big night.
February 25, 2014
Photos by Getty Images
U2 and Karen O Confirmed, Of Course, to Sing at 2014 Oscars
Karen O and U2 are bound for the Oscars stage. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman and Irish titans have been announced as performers for the…
February 13, 2014
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Pharrell Will Get ‘Happy’ at the 2014 Oscars
Pharrell Williams won three Grammys last month. At the awards ceremony, he performed alongside Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, and Nile Rodgers; his hat invaded online…
February 4, 2014
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Paul McCartney’s Nirvana Reunion, Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey Make Oscars Best Song List
About a year ago, Paul McCartney sent the music media into a tizzy when he was quoted saying he would lead a "Nirvana reunion." And then…
December 17, 2013
Photo by Michael Yada / A.M.P.A.S.
Can an Oscars Song Nominees Concert Restore the Academy’s Music Cred?
The Academy Awards have had a complicated few years when it comes to acknowledging the role of music. (And that's not to get started on…
July 11, 2013
Pharrell Williams Adds Some Swing to the Academy Awards
As a teary-eyed Octavia Spencer exited the Hollywood and Highland Center stage, in her hand, the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance as Minny,…
February 29, 2012
The Oscars’ Five Most Confusing Moments
The 84th Annual Academy Awards welcomed back Billy Crystal in what, in retrospect, was clearly an enormous white flag of surrender. You want relevance? You…
February 27, 2012
Oscar Nom Jesse Eisenberg on His Fave Band: Ween!
If you call Jesse Eisenberg a Weenie, he'll have no choice but to agree with you.
February 7, 2011
Read More »
Tears in the Club
Is an Uneven Release From a Brilliant Producer
Why Love Now
, Pissed Jeans Explore the Lighter Side of Everyday Agony
Review: David Bowie’s
Is a Fond, Final Glimpse at a Departed Master
Review: Future Suddenly Comes Alive On Surprise Album
Sign up for the SPIN newsletter and stay in the know.
Thank you for signing up for our newsletter. You will receive a confirmation shortly.
The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far
The 100 Greatest David Bowie Moments
The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far