• Watch Tegan and Sara Interrogate Ben Lee and Ione Skye

    Watch Tegan and Sara Interrogate Ben Lee and Ione Skye

    To help launch their SPIN Essential album Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara put some of their famous friends on the hot seat, asking them to dredge up memories of the heatthrobs that defined their childhoods. Today, SPIN brings you the final installment in the interview series as the band launches its tour in New York City and we say farewell to the sisters' SPIN cover (we'll be announcing who our next cover star is a little later today).The group's final subjects are an appropriate pair, a duo of onetime teen idols who are now married — Aussie musician Ben Lee and actress Ione Skye, whose teenage dreams were a little different. Skye's obsession: Woody Allen. Lee's: Mötley Crüe. But did he think they were hot?

  • 2 Chainz

    2 Chainz Kindly Poses for Photo With Cops Who Arrested Him

    Around 11 hours ago, 2 Chainz' Twitter account started lighting up with frustrated missives. The reason? He was busted in Maryland for marijuana possession (a charge he denies) and then asked to pose for a photo with his arresting officers:Locked me up and then Wanted pictures smh instagr.am/p/VvSPnWTYS7/— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 15, 2013According to TMZ, 2 Chainz was traveling in a white van carrying six other passengers that was pulled over by Maryland State Police at approximately 10 p.m. in Easton. He was booked and released for weed possession, but announced on Twitter the only thing he was holding was a grinder ("We to jail for a grinder??? REALLY???"). Despite the legal snafu, the rapper who has a gift for saying his own name made it to his scheduled show at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Whose weed was in the van is still in question.

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    Dave Grohl's All-Star Sound City Superjam Hits NYC

  • Jenny Lewis' Ultimate Valentine's Day Mixtape

    Jenny Lewis' Ultimate Valentine's Day Mixtape

    Find out which tune sounds like "a Xanax and GHB latte" and which she discovered on one of Ad-Rock's mixtapes!

  • Big Freedia / Erika Goldring/Wire Image

    Watch Big Freedia's Ass-Tastic 'Feelin' Myself' Video

    New Orleans bounce powerhouse Big Freedia has returned with a bootylicious video for "Feelin' Myself" from last year's God Save the Queen Diva mixtape. There's something for everyone in here: a Socker Boppers boxing match featuring tattooed women, some furious dancing from a studly dude, and of course, a co-ed conclusion of azz everywhere. Freedia plays Rap Game Mills Lane over a dope interpolation of the "Cramp Your Style" break. Watch!

  • Official White House Ad Goes BroStep

    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 House YouTube account, President Obama promised that "our future is hopeful, and the state of our union will always be strong." And then — whoom — in comes the drop! That's right, the Prez is soundtracking his ads to dubstep now, just like a fighting robot movie. We Shazamed the damn thing and nothing came up, so we assume it's BIDEN TIME, the vice-president's bedroom production moniker. Either way, we are expected to hear what he says about whether North Korea is developing Bass Cannon technology.

  • Roseanne, Roseanne, we wanna be your fan / Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic

    Roseanne Barr's Lumineers-Zinging Twitter Was the Best Grammys Coverage of 2013

    Sure, the anti-Lumineers, pro-Frank bias of SPIN's Grammy coverage earned the ire of more than one Facebook commenter (shouts out to "Who is in charge of your FB posts? They need to be fired"). But we were as nice as a Highlights magazine crossword puzzle compared to the waterfall of venom coming from the mighty Roseanne Barr. The 1996 SPIN cover star tuned in to Music's Most Anti-Climactic Night and let loose with a series of zings, and no one was safe — Frank Ocean, the Lumineers, Tom Morello, and even Mavis Staples all got hit with some of Barr's legendary burnsauce. But she rode for Jack White, who we also thought was the best thing of the night. Damn, its another four years until her next presidential run, maybe she'd come work for us? We'd definitely hire her before Rosie O'Donnell.

  • 40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music

    40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music

    Got us a movie, we want you to know! Roxy Music records and easy access to drugs aren't the only things that make people want to form bands. Sometimes it's a song, a sound, a score, or a hacking bloody chainsaw noise first heard on the big screen. In honor of this year's lousy Oscar nominations for Best Score (step down, John Williams), we give you SPIN's alternative canon. From Forbidden Planet's electronic flutters to Drive's icy-hearted retromania, from the music that defined the 1980s' teen angst in The Breakfast Club to the music that defined the 2000s' lack-of-teen-angst in Garden State, here are the 40 most important examples of #reeltalk for the underground, the film music that ultimately changed the indie rock, metal, hip-hop, and electronic acts we love most. Burn, Hollywood, burn!

  • Johnny Marr / Photo by Jon Shard

    Johnny Marr in the Studio: See Him Dissect Solo Debut 'The Messenger'

    Throughout his career, Johnny Marr has been a sort of rock Zelig, popping up on albums and at live shows by Modest Mouse, the Cribs, the Talking Heads, Oasis, Dinosaur Jr., and many, many others. (He also played in a band called the Smiths.) And while Johnny Marr and the Healers released Boomslang in 2003, The Messenger, due out February 26 via Sire, is the singer-guitarist's first true solo effort. Marr shared his life advice with SPIN a little while back, but in this exclusive video, he talks about finally stepping out on his own. Marr will continue his journey into solo-dom on a spring tour, which includes gigs with New Order and at Coachella. 

  • Justin Bieber hosts Saturday Night Live SNL

    Justin Bieber Wasn't the Worst Musical Host of 'SNL' This Year

    Checking off the next box in Justin Timberlake's Guide to Conquering All Media, Justin Bieber stepped in to doubly host and serve as musical guest on ailing Saturday Night Live this weekend — and hey, let's just admit we all knew this day was coming and it could've gone worse.Yes, the low, sagging crotch on his leather Zubaz-style pants was unintentionally comical, the high-pitched shrieks coming from the audience were chillingly shrill, and the number of vocal runs unnecessarily shoehorned into the sketches were myriad. But the cast took the piss over how young and dumb he is, and Biebs sort of let them (see below).

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