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Bruce Springsteen Performs Surprise “Light of Day” Benefit Set in Asbury Park

Bruce Springsteen is no stranger to surprise appearances. Following the release of his recent film Western Stars, the songwriter stopped by one theater in his…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2020

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Thank Fans for “Outpouring of Love” Following Neil Peart’s Death

Rush drummer Neil Peart died on Friday, January 10 after being diagnosed with brain cancer and now his former bandmates have published a statement addressing…
Rob Arcand / January 18, 2020

Surviving Doors Members to Perform Reunion Benefit Set with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic

The two surviving members of the Doors will team up with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic for an upcoming Los Angeles benefit show. John Densmore and…
Rob Arcand / January 18, 2020

Johnny Marr Will Team Up With Hans Zimmer to Score New James Bond Movie No Time To Die

No Time To Die, the upcoming 25th James Bond film and fifth staring Daniel Craig, will finally be released in April, and in the buildup…
Rob Arcand / January 18, 2020

Remembering 5 of Neil Peart’s Most Powerful Song Lyrics

Neil Peart, who performed as if he had as many appendages as an octopus, was the ever-reliable backbone of prog-rock band Rush’s sound. Yet despite…
Christa Titus / January 17, 2020

Trent Reznor: ‘There’s a Giant Pot of Angst’ Ready to Be Turned Into Nine Inch Nails Music

Trent Reznor has dropped another tidbit about the upcoming new Nine Inch Nails tunes he's hoping to pen with partner Atticus Ross. In a recent interview with…
Anna Chan / January 17, 2020

Eminem Drops Surprise New Album, Urges Change to Gun Laws

Eminem surprised fans with an unexpected new album on January 17 titled Music to Be Murdered By. He announced the release with posts on social…
Anna Chan / January 17, 2020

Billie Joe Armstrong Gets Hit by a Car in New Green Day Video

Oh yeah! Green Day dropped a colorful new video for their song "Oh Yeah!" off the upcoming album, Father of All ... on January 16.
SPIN Staff / January 16, 2020

Donald Trump Doesn’t Seem to Know What Happened at Pearl Harbor, According to New Book

Do we need another book to tell us what we already know about how President Donald Trump is a legendary dumbass unfit to execute his duties…
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2020

Beastie Boys Doc Directed by Spike Jonze Coming to Apple TV+

A documentary about the Beastie Boys is coming to Apple's film and television streaming service Apple TV+, the company announced today. The group's longtime collaborator…
Tosten Burks / January 15, 2020

Tool Seem Pretty Stoked to Be a Jeopardy! Question

January 14, 2020, was a huge day for people hoping to one day hear the words "Maynard James Keenan" exit Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek's mouth.
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2020

Daniel Johnston’s Final Chicago Performance With Tweedy Gets Posthumous Release

During his final tour in October 2017, Daniel Johnston stopped by the Vic Theatre in Chicago for a performance with the members of Tweedy (…
Will Gottsegen / January 15, 2020

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees: Who Got In and What It Means for Fans

Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, T. Rex and the Doobie Brothers have been announced as the…
Al Shipley / January 15, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ Flood Turns 30: Musicians Extol the Landmark Album

Two weeks into the 1990s, two Brooklynites named John released a clever, eclectic, blissfully quirky collection of 19 tracks called Flood on Elektra…
Chris Harris / January 15, 2020

Which They Might Be Giants Album Is the Best?

They Might Be Giants are nothing if not versatile. Over 22 studio albums, the Brooklyn duo have covered musical styles as diverse as alt rock, synth…
SPIN Staff / January 15, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh Reflects on Flood 30 Years Later: “It Was an Exciting Time”

When John Flansburgh was 29, he and John Linnell—collectively known as They Might Be Giants—released their third full-length album, Flood, what’s considered to…
Chris Harris / January 15, 2020

Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T. Rex Among Rock Hall 2020 Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its latest class on January 15. The six 2020 inductees are Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T.
Anna Chan / January 15, 2020

Who Won the First Democratic Presidential Debate of 2020?

Round seven of the seemingly endless Democratic debates, was held January 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. This was the last Democratic presidential…
SPIN Staff / January 14, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ Whimsy Feels Boundless on Flood

This review was originally published in the February 1990 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it here in celebration of Flood's 30th anniversary in January 2020.
Ira Robbins / January 14, 2020
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