• Courtney Love Peaches Geldof Drugs

    Courtney Love Says She Tried to Help Peaches Geldof Kick Drugs

    Though the cause of Peaches Geldof's death remains inconclusive, all signs point toward a drug overdose, given that the 25-year-old journalist and model had recently used heroin before she passed. Now, her former friend Courtney Love claims she tried to help the daughter of Live Aid founder Bob Geldof get clean way back in 2010.Speaking to Italian fashion and gossip magazine Gratzia, Love recounted an incident at Los Angeles' storied Chateau Marmont when Geldof visited the Hole singer's hotel room with a stash of prescription pills. "My drug was heroin, I stopped taking it in the Nineties, but I have taken the pills, the Roxycontin, Oxycontin," she said. "Peaches was unfortunately in my room with a friend who had a bag full of these drugs ...

  • Godflesh 'Ringer' Song Stream Decline Fall

    Hear Godflesh's Skull-Crushing First New Song Since 2001

    The wait is finally over for Godflesh fans. Outside of a 2013 cover of Slaughter's "F.O.D. (Fuck of Death)," the English industrial metal outfit hasn't released any new material since 2001's Hymns, until now. The band, which split in 2002 and reunited in 2010, released "Ringer," a six-plus-minute punisher that precedes their new EP, Decline and Fall. That four-track release promises a return to the band's earliest albums, and itself precedes Godflesh's seventh record, A World Lit Only by Fire, which is due this fall. Check "Ringer" out below and pick up Decline and Fall on June 24 via frontman Justin Broadrick's Avalanche Inc. label.Decline and Fall track list:1. "Ringer"2. "Dogbite"3. "Playing With Fire"4. "Decline And Fall"

  • J Mascis 'Tied to a Star' Solo Album

    J Mascis Plots New Solo Album, Sits in With Seth Meyers

    It's been three years since J Mascis released his debut solo album, Several Shades of Why, and now the Dinosaur Jr. frontman has announced its follow-up, Tied to a Star, in a unique way. Sitting in with Fred Armisen and the 8G Band, the singer and guitarist allowed Late Night host Seth Meyers to break the news. Mascis himself didn't do much more than to say, "Thanks a lot," and look a bit nervous , but we'll assume he's pretty excited. Details are scarce about the album, save for its cover and the fact that it will be released sometime this summer. In other Dino Jr. news, the alt-rock trio will headline New York's 4 Knots festival on July 12, replacing the Julie Ruin after Kathleen Hanna had to bow out due to her battle with Lyme's Disease.

  • Circulatory System 'Stars and Molecules' Stream

    Hear Circulatory System Trip Through 'Stars and Molecules'

    Circulatory System are getting ready to release their third album, Mosaics Within Mosaics, a 31-song behemoth from the Athens, Georgia psychedelic outfit. They've just released the second track from the album, "Stars and Molecules," an interstellar mixture of swirling guitars and lo-fi vocals that takes a Middle Eastern bent partway through. If it seems like a patchwork tune, that's because it really is: Drummer Derek Almstead took 10 years' worth of founder W.

  • Quincy Jones Michael Jackson 'XScape' Money

    Quincy Jones Blasts Michael Jackson's 'XSCAPE' as a Money Grab

    Quincy Jones certainly knows a thing or two about Michael Jackson's music. The 81-year-old legend produced the King of Pop's smash albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad, but when it comes to Jackson's latest, the recently released posthumous LP XSCAPE, Jones is not a fan. Though he hasn't directly commented on the quality of the music, he's not thrilled that the Timbaland-led record exists at all."They're trying to make money," he said in an interview with CBC Radio. "And I understand it. Everybody's after money, the estate, the lawyers. It's about money." When asked if he was disappointed that more unreleased Jackson material could see the light of day, he said, "Yeah, but it's not my business anymore.

  • Iran Happy Video Arrests Pharrell Williams

    Iranians Arrested for Dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy'

    UPDATE: According to Mashable, the Iranians who starred in the "Happy" tribute video have been released on bail, while the director remains in custody. One of the stars, Reihane Taravati, posted a selfie on Instagram with the caption, "Hi I'm back thank you @pharrell and everyone who cared about us love you all so much and miss you so much." A group of young Iranians were arrested this week for the simple crime of dancing to Pharrell's "Happy" in a tribute video. The Huffington Post reports that up to eight people connected to the clip were detained by police after uploading the video to YouTube.While the original has been taken down, copies of "Happy We are from Tehran" are still up on the site. It shows three women dancing without veils with three men in an apartment and on a rooftop, and occasionally touching.

  • Jay Z Solange Statement Fight

    Jay Z and Solange Issue Statement About Elevator Fight, 'Share' Responsibility

    After a few days of silence from the Carter and Knowles camps, Jay Z and Solange Knowles issued a joint statement about their already infamous elevator fight following the Met Gala. As expected, the statement, which was given exclusively to the Associated Press, is light on details and big on public relations pro speak:"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public.

  • Future Little Dragon Nosaj Thing 'Klapp Klapp' remix

    Future and Little Dragon Amp Up the Sensuality on Nosaj Thing's 'Klapp Klapp' Remix

    What a surprise for this afternoon. Just two days after the release of Little Dragon's fourth LP, Nabuma Rubberband, Los Angeles electronic musician/producer Nosaj Thing remixed its lead single, "Klapp Klapp." While the original is a pretty rollicking, driving affair with its quarter-note snare hits, the new version shifts those sounds to the background, adding ethereal synths under Yukimi Nagano's vocals.The singing comes across as more sensual thanks to the downtempo vibe, but the real ear-opener comes around the halfway mark when Future shows up for some rapid-fire autotune lines. "I knew you in another life, I swear I knew you / I knew you'd be the type of girl I'd be into," he speak-sings as the original chorus drifts in behind him. Enjoy it below, and check out our cover story on Future and the making of his SPIN Essential sophomore album, Honest.

  • Earl Sweatshirt Chum Remix Left Brain Fader

    Earl Sweatshirt's 'Chum' Gets a Cosmic Remix From Left Brain

    Earl Sweatshirt's excellent autobiographical single "Chum" was languid enough in its original form, but now Odd Future pal Left Brain has made it even more hazed-out, with an almost-sci-fi twist. Via Fader comes this reworking, which adds plenty of cosmic-sounding keyboard flourishes to the Doris cut, making it a lot more dazed (but not confused). Set your phasers to chill and blast off with Earl and Left Brain below, then dig into SPIN's Q&A with Earl and Lionel Boyce, a.k.a. DJ Billy Jole. 

  • Watch White Lung Sacrifice Scarecrows for 'Face Down' Video

    Watch White Lung Sacrifice Scarecrows for 'Face Down' Video

    Judging by their ferocious songs and even more visceral shows, we just assumed that a day off for White Lung isn't like a day off for us. Whereas we might take in a movie, eat some brunch, or get some household chores done, the Vancouver punk act maintains a different sort of downtime. Namely, cruising around in an old Volvo, picking up flowers, hitting the beach, and setting some scarecrows on fire, as witnessed in the music video for new track "Face Down." Seeing that frontwoman Mish Way decided to wear a fur coat for the sunny shoot, we'll assume it was too cold to take a dip after said scarecrows were toast. Enjoy the VHS-style clip above and look out for White Lung's third album, Deep Fantasy, due June 17 via Domino.

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