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High Croon: Spin’s 1996 Feature on Scott Walker

This story originally appeared in the April 1996 issue of Spin. In honor of Scott Walker's life and death on March 25, we’re republishing it here.
James Hunter / March 25, 2019

PledgeMusic Sucks at Paying Employees, Too: Report

The crowdfunding website PledgeMusic's collapse continues as Variety reports that the company has shrunk to a "skeleton staff" and has stopped paying its remaining U.S. employees. The news follows months of…
Tosten Burks / March 25, 2019

Watch NAO’s Tiny Desk Concert

London R&B singer NAO visited NPR's Tiny Desk to perform four songs from her excellent sophomore album Saturn. She brought along a six-member band that rearranged digitally inventive LP cuts like "Bad Blood"
Tosten Burks / March 25, 2019

Remembering Scott Walker’s Greatest Moments of Musical Storytelling

Repeatedly, in interviews during his later career, Scott Walker said that the thrust of the lyrics defined his approach to writing music. "The lyric dictates…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 25, 2019

Bloc Party Announce Silent Alarm U.S. Tour

Indie icons Bloc Party have announced a short U.S. tour, coming up later this year. Starting in September in Washington DC, the band will travel…
Will Gottsegen / March 25, 2019

Sheck Wes Avoids Criminal Charges for Domestic Violence

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has declined to pursue criminal charges against "Mo Bamba" rapper Sheck Wes due to "insufficient evidence," Pitchfork reports. The inquiry involved allegations of physical abuse…
Tosten Burks / March 25, 2019

Madvillainy at 15: MF Doom on the Legacy of His Classic Madlib Collaboration

Sometime in the mid-90s, Daniel Dumile became the villain. As part of the trio K.M.D., the precocious wordsmith spent the early part of that decade as…
Will Gottsegen / March 25, 2019

Here Is What Chinese Censors Cut From Bohemian Rhapsody

Censors in China have reportedly cut out more than two minutes of LGBT scenes from the Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which opened in the…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / March 25, 2019

Dr. Dre, Who Has His Own Building at USC, Realizes He Shouldn’t Brag About His Daughter Getting Into USC

Over the weekend, Dr. Dre posted, and then quickly deleted, a photo on his Instagram page of himself and his 18-year-old daughter Truly Young holding up her…
Maggie Serota / March 25, 2019

Scott Walker Remembered by Thom Yorke, Boy George, Nigel Godrich, and More

Early this morning, it was announced that singer-songwriter and avant-garde composer Scott Walker had died at the age of 76. No cause of death was announced. A…
Israel Daramola / March 25, 2019

Scott Walker Dead at 76

Scott Walker, the chameleonic singer-songwriter and avant-garde composer who came to prominence in the Walker Brothers, has died at the age of 76. His death was confirmed…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 25, 2019

I’ve Never Seen Anything More Insane Than John Malkovich on Billions

John Malkovich’s career began, as with many great TV and film actors, in the theater. During his early tenure with the Steppenwolf Theater Company, he…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 24, 2019

Queer As Folk: Our November 2004 Feature on Folk’s New Eccentrics

This story originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of Spin. In honor of the 15-year anniversary of Joanna Newsom's The Milk-Eyed Mender on March 23, we’re republishing it here.
Will Hermes / March 24, 2019

Watch DJ Khaled Get Slimed, Announce New Album at the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards

DJ Khaled was the host of Nickelodeon's long-running Kids' Choice Awards last night in Los Angeles. At the close of the night, the "All I…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2019

Watch Vampire Weekend Cover Paul Simon’s “Late In The Evening” at London Morning Concert

Vampire Weekend are currently warming up for their summer tour, playing some intimate shows around England. A few days ago, they played their new Father Of The Bride single "Big…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / March 24, 2019

Michael Jackson’s Legacy Is Safe in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Leaving Neverland, the recent HBO documentary detailing Michael Jackson's alleged sexual abuse of two young boys, has caused quite a stir among fans of the…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2019

Trump Celebrates End of Mueller Investigation By Golfing with Kid Rock

The Mueller investigation into Donald Tump's possible collusion with Russia has officially been delivered to the Attorney General, but somehow Trump doesn't seem phased by…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2019

Watch Travis Scott Bring Out 2 Chainz to Perform “Whip” in Atlanta

Travis Scott performed at Atlanta's State Farm Arena Friday night as part of his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here tour and during his set, the…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2019

Watch Lana Del Rey Perform “Mariners Apartment Complex” Live for the First Time

Lana Del Rey was the headlining act at the Buku Music + Art Project at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, and during her Friday night set, she performed last…
Rob Arcand / March 23, 2019
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