Posts tagged "Barack Obama"

The Secret Service Is Investigating Scott Stapp’s Alleged Threats Against President Barack Obama

In late November, Scott Stapp allegedly fled a mental health facility on a bike with no shirt and a backpack full of CIA documents claiming to…
By: James Grebey / December 15, 2014

John Lennon’s Hashish Habit Helped Shape Obama’s Immigration Policy

By now, we well know Barack Obama is a bit of a music fan with a specific appreciation for the Beatles. Aside from having very…
By: Colin Stutz / September 4, 2014

Here’s Barack Obama ‘Rapping’ Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’

Barack Obama has finally weighed in on pop music's most important issue of 2014: Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's summer anthem "Fancy." First, rapper…
By: Elissa Stolman / August 6, 2014

Janelle Monae Sings With T-Boz, Gets Love From Obamas

Janelle Monáe kills the live performance of her latest album's title track "Electric Lady," but the Afrofuturist princess (or Q.U.E.E.N.?) now introduce…
By: Olivia Forman / July 30, 2014

Music Could Be Headed for Internet Slow Lane Thanks to FCC

Hope you really trust your broadband company. And don't mind the Internet getting more expensive. If a report by The Wall Street Journal…
By: Marc Hogan / April 24, 2014

Barack and Michelle Obama Honor Frankie Knuckles as ‘Trailblazer’

Franke Knuckles was taken from us earlier this month, but the Chicago house DJ's influence reached all the way around the planet — including…
By: Marc Hogan / April 22, 2014

Au Contraire: Beyonce and President Obama Not Dangerously in Love

The French ... they're just like us! Except in this case, it's France's news media that looks at the White House and imagines it see…
By: Marc Hogan / February 10, 2014

President Obama’s State of the Union Address Gets Lucky With 2014 Grammy Memes

Music didn't get an explicit shout-out at last night's State of the Union address, unlike TV's Mad Men. But Music's Biggest Night wa…
By: Marc Hogan / January 29, 2014

Barack Obama Agrees: ‘Kanye’s Music Is Outstanding Though’

We got a lot of Kanye West in 2013. The man released a bona fide stunner of a new record, Yeezus, which was SPIN'…
By: Chris Martins / December 23, 2013

The 25 Most Memorable Quotes of 2013

While it's tempting to devote a good third of this list to the various things we heard the fox say, in 2013, plenty of…
By: Chris Martins / December 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela Memorial Draws World Leaders, Thousands of South Africans

Leaders from around the world came together with tens of thousands of South Africans earlier today at a rain-soaked Johannesburg soccer stadium to honor…
By: Marc Hogan / December 10, 2013

Barack Obama: ‘Nelson Mandela Bent the Arc of the Moral Universe’

Barack Obama addressed the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, 95. In speaking of the history-altering freedom fighter, the President used the man'…
By: Chris Martins / December 5, 2013

Watch Obama Brush Jay-Z Off His Shoulder at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Saturday night the Washington, D.C., establishment held its annual fete to itself, the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and once again President Barack Obama managed to…
By: Marc Hogan / April 29, 2013

President Obama Has ‘Better Things to Do’ Than Worry About Jay-Z and Beyonce in Cuba

Beyoncé and Jay-Z drew the ire of a couple of Republican senators earlier this month when they took a trip to Cuba on the occasio…
By: Chris Martins / April 17, 2013

White House Is Like, ‘Yeah, No, We Didn’t Send Jay-Z to Cuba’

You know it's a slow day in Washington D.C. — thanks, Windows 8! — when the White House is sitting around responding to Jay-Z lyrics.
By: Daniel Kreps / April 11, 2013

See Justin Timberlake and the Obamas’ Joyful ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ Sing-Along

There are days when Otis Redding's posthumous 1968 chart-topper "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" sounds — despite all the lame cover…
By: Marc Hogan / April 10, 2013

Official White House Ad Goes BroStep

Looks like tonight's State of the Union might actually understands the state of the union. In this 44-second video ad posted from the official White…
By: SPIN Staff / February 12, 2013

Beyonce’s Star-Spangled Lip-Sync Scandal Breaks Honest Americans’ Hearts

In what is surely the biggest Capitol Hill scandal to rock our nation since Watergate, it's now come to light that Beyoncé, beloved…
By: Daniel Kreps / January 22, 2013

Watch Jennifer Hudson, fun., Alicia Keys Serenade Barack and Michelle at the Inaugural Ball

Beyoncé stunned the nation yesterday (January 21) with her towering rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" for President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony, but Bey'…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 22, 2013

Watch Beyonce’s Amazing, Obama-Inaugurating ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

Alicia Keys has her work cut out for her.Beyoncé, who will perform the Super Bowl halftime show next month after Keys opens the…
By: Marc Hogan / January 21, 2013
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