Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Rick Ross Lady Gaga R. Kelly Do What U Want Remix

    Rick Ross Enters Sexless Threesome With Lady Gaga and R. Kelly

    Rick Ross once again inserts himself into a popular song that he was never invited to in the first place, this time winding up in an awkward threesome with Lady Gaga and R. Kelly. That pair came together this year, of course, for "Do What U Want," a sex-dripping ARTPOP song that inspired a heated performance when they brought it to Saturday Night Live (cross-reference: "sex push-ups"). Ross, meanwhile is gearing up to release Mastermind (presumably where his Jay Z team-up "The Devil Is a Lie" will land) and likely celebrating having made the cut for SPIN's Hall of Shame. He's also appeared on Maybach Music remixes of Lorde's "Royals" and Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home," and now pays Kellz and Mother Monster the favor of 30 seconds of his time at the start of the track below.

  • Beastie Boys Movie Spike Jonze We Can Do It

    Spike Jonze Reveals the Beastie Boys Movie That Never Was

    The Beastie Boy's unforgettable "Sabotage" video has spawned countless imitators and a Halloween meme that lives on nearly 20 years later. It also inspired a feature film that never came to be. As Indiewire recalls, after making the video together the New York rap legends and director Spike Jonze repaired to Hollywood in order to write a screenplay. The Her filmmaker now reveals that the movie would have been called We Can Do This and starred the Beasties in several roles."The four of us wrote a script together," Jonze says. "It was called We Can Do This because it had ... it was so surreal and out there and [Adam "MCA" Yauch’s filmmaker alter-ego] Nathanial Hornblower was a character as the director. One of the characters from "Sabotage," Sir Stuart Wallace, was a character. Both played by Yauch and it just would’ve been ridiculous and fun ...

  • Pearl Jam Rolling Stones 'Shattered' Video Jeanne Tripplehorn

    See Eddie Vedder and Jeanne Tripplehorn Charmingly Cover the Rolling Stones

    Something you may not know about Criminal Minds star Jeanne Tripplehorn: In the words of Pearl Jam main man Eddie Vedder, "She has this incredible ability to sing any Rolling Stones song as Julie Andrews." It's true, and you can witness this feat above, as Vedder and Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct, The Firm, Big Love) cover "Shattered," from 1978's Some Girls. Therein, he plays the Keith Richards to her Mick Jagger (as Andrews), and the results are as charming as they are fun. The footage comes from a fundraiser for Heal EB, a nonprofit dedicated to funding a cure/raising awareness for the life-threatening skin condition epidermolysis bullosa. Pearl Jam, of course, are celebrating the release of Lightning Bolt.

  • Danny Brown Hannibal Buress Interview Video

    Danny Brown on Social Media: 'You Can't Just Call People a Crackhead'

    Sonically speaking, it's been a damn fine 2013, so SPIN celebrated our Year in Music last week with an invite-only gala at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. The lineup was indicative of our staff's eclectic taste: pop hurricane Charli XCX, indie-rock legends Superchunk, and last but hardly least, Danny Brown. We captured some great performance footage of Detroit's proudest son, and we'll share that soon, but first to the behind-the-scenes. Our host for the night was Hannibal Buress — clutch wingman on The Eric André Show, and an ace comic himself — and the man took a little time to catch up with Brown backstage.Above, you'll the Old MC talking about his restless life on the road, admitting that visiting South Africa changed his perspective, and explaining why he stopped stage-diving at shows.

  • Courtney Love Lawsuit Attorney Rhonda Holmes Twitter

    Courtney Love's Twitter Defamation Case Is Going to Trial

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge today ruled that the defamation lawsuit against Courtney Love filed by former attorney Rhonda Holmes will go forward. Naturally, the case dates back to a series of tweets sent from the alt-rock icon. In June of 2010 she publicly accused her former legal rep of having been "bought off," writing, "They got to her," in regards to an investigation into the management of the Kurt Cobain estate.Love's current lawyers' defense was, with credit to precedent-setter Childish Gambino, "because the Internet." They argued hyperbole and sensational language are par for the course in social media, and that claims made via Twitter should not be held to the same standard as information transmitted by news organizations.

  • Arsenio Hall Chance Rapper Chain Smoker Video Chicago

    Chance the Rapper Brings 'Chain Smoker,' Full Band to 'Arsenio'

    Chance the Rapper visited The Arsenio Hall Show on Thursday night. While there was one particular moment dear to our hearts — the estimable host introduced him as "SPIN Magazine's Rapper of the Year," which he is — the true highlight was the Chicago MC/songbird's band-backed performance of "Chain Smoker" from Acid Rap, which ranked mighty high on our Best Hip-Hop Albums and Best Albums (period) lists. Seen above, Chancelor Bennett gives it his all on the soulful song, even throwing in some MJ-inspired moves. Meanwhile, below you can see him sit down with Hall below for a brief interview in which he calls for peace in his hometown and advocates for the formation of a rappers' union.

  • Indie Rock Christmas: 20 New Holiday Songs for 2013

    Indie Rock Christmas: 20 New Holiday Songs for 2013

    Was 2013 the year Santa went #seapunk? Only one way to find out: dive deep into SPIN's handpicked batch of 2013 holiday songs, running the gamut from remade yuletide carols of yore to future classics (okay, some are just good gags). Whether it be a little ol' band called Arcade Fire, a friendly rapper named Murs, or something called the Todayshits, we hope these selections help make your season a little more bright.

  • Pandora BMI Court Licensing Publishing Artists

    Pandora Loses Case Against BMI, Will Have to Pay More for Music

    In September, Internet radio provider Pandora scored a court victory against the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). At stake: though the performing rights organization had sold a blanket license to Pandora — which allows the latter access to the ASCAP's massive catalog of songs — powerful publishers whose in-demand property was included sought to negotiate their own fees directly with the streaming service.At the time, a federal judge honored Pandora's request for a court order against such practices, ruling that the original deal with ASCAP superseded all attempts to secure more favorable rates — essentially, that every artist's catalog is worth the same, be they unheard of or famous. But Pandora also went up against the another massive music publishing umbrella: Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).

  • Miley Cyrus Barbara Walters Video Slut Interesting People

    Miley Cyrus' Mom Tells Barbara Walters Her Daughter's a Normal Kid

    On Wednesday night, December 18, Miley Cyrus sat down with Barbara Walters for the broadcast journalist's annual special, The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year, a list that for 2013 also included Kimye, Jennifer Lawrence, and Hilary Clinton. At the beginning of the segment on our beloved Bangerz-maker, the 84-year-old TV legend let's us know the score: "This year, Miley Cyrus got on the 'Wrecking Ball' and destroyed Hannah Montana." That's what we said.For now, at least, you can watch the interview above (if it disappears, we'll try to find a replacement).

  • Burger Records Holiday Mix Stream Cornershop Muffs Christmas

    Stream Burger Records' Three-Hour Holiday Mix With the Muffs, Cornershop, More

    It's been a big year for Fullerton, California's Burger Records, the little Orange County cassette label that could. The punk- and garage-oriented imprint has been pumping out the fuzz-blasted jams since 2007, but they've been unstoppable since the rise of King Tuff, whose long-lost Was Dead album got a proper reissue from Burger (its original home) this year. Since, we've heard from the Memories, Cherry Glazerr, Natural Child, Burnt Ones, Curtis Harding, Sauna, and so many more fresh-faced bands with promise.

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