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May 5, 2011 Lots of musicians tweet, but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! …
May 4, 2011 He's one of rock'n'roll's founding fathers, and on June 28 the late Buddy Holly will receive a much-deserved tribute from an impressive collection of today's hottest music stars, including blues-rock duo the Black Keys, whose cover of the lounge-y love ballad "Dearest" just posted online.
The 19-song LP, Rave On Buddy Holly, also features big-wigs like My Morning Jacket, Florence and the Machine, Cee Lo Green, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, …
February 15, 2011 Bonnaroo, the massive annual summer music festival in Manchester, Tennessee, has unveiled the lineup for its 10th anniversary event, and boy, oh boy, it's a doozy: Grammy kings Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Eminem, Lil Wayne, My Morning Jacket, Big Boi, Mumford & Sons, and two of SPIN's three Artists of the Year -- the Black Keys and Florence + the Machine -- are all scheduled to rock the four-day party, from June 9-12.
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January 12, 2011 Stephen Colbert is having trouble deciding who should win the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, so Monday night he invited his two favorite nominees to duke it out on The Colbert Report: The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend!
As the winner of the Best Comedy Album Grammy in 2010 for A Colbert Christmas, the TV host is now a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences- and he needs to turn in his ballot for this …
January 9, 2011 Ohio blues rockers the Black Keys, one of SPIN's Artists of the Year, kicked off 2011 in triumphant fashion -- by performing two songs on 2011's first episode of Saturday Night Live, which scored the highest ratings since Betty White's appearance with Jay-Z last May!
Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, backed by a bassist and keyboardist, played "Tighten Up" and "Howlin' for You," both off their 2010 release Broth …
December 14, 2010 With their distinctive blooze racket and breakout year, you'd think it'd be hard to confuse Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney with will.i.am and apl.de.ap. But you'd be wrong. [Magazine Excerpt]
Patrick Carney is certain it's possible to get from ricotta cheese to the Black Keys in six clicks or less. "I have this new thing," he says on a gloomy afternoon in Newcastle, England. …
December 14, 2010 For 21 years, Los Angeles' alt-rock radio stalwart KROQ has thrown the holiday ball to end all. Set at the Gibson Amphitheater, which itself is seated within the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, the annual two-day gala is a destination trip for some and a local holiday for many. …
December 14, 2010 For the cover story of our 2010 Year in Music issue, we decided to spread the praise among three - technically four - artists who made tremendous impressions in the past 12 months and who had never graced a SPIN cover before: James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, and Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
The accompanying feature stories capture the subjects at a unique moment in time, …
October 28, 2010
A movie based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video is in early development. Production company GK Films (which is prepping the Freddie Mercury biopic) and longtime Jackson collaborator Danny Ortega are working on a film based on the "folklore" of the video. The project will reportedly center around late actor Vincent Price, who provided the voiceover to the classic Jackson music video. …
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