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SPIN to Observe Music Industry Blackout on Tuesday

The past week has witnessed a world-historical boiling point for unrest in America. Following George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer, people…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2020

Metallica to Stream 1997 Salt Lake City Show From Load Tour

For this week's #MetallicaMondays, Metallica are going back to the Load era and streaming their Jan. 2, 1997 show in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brenton Blanchet / June 1, 2020

Josef Bansuelo, Former 7Seconds Bassist, Dies

Josef Bansuelo, who played bass in famed hardcore band 7Seconds for a brief period, has died. The band confirmed the news on their Facebook page.
Daniel Kohn / June 1, 2020

Pop Evil, Sam Spiegel, and More Headline This Week on SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream

SPIN's Untitled Twitch Stream is back for another week of live performances, gaming sessions, Q&As, and more with some of your favorite artists. This week…
Josh Chesler / June 1, 2020

10-Year-Old Covers Rage Against The Machine in Solidarity With BLM

Musicians from across the country are doing their part to protest police brutality and racism this week and, in the process, they're inspiring a lot…
Brenton Blanchet / June 1, 2020

Bandcamp to Donate All Sales to NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Juneteenth

Bandcamp announced that it will be donating 100% of its sales on Juneteenth to the NAACP. In the announcement by Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond, the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2020

Run the Jewels Share Powerful ‘A Few Words For The Firing Squad (Radiation)’

Following Killer Mike's impassioned speech and offering up their upcoming album, RTJ4, for free to anyone who needs it, El-P shared Run The Jewel's album…
Emily Tan / June 1, 2020

Spike Lee Shares 3 Brothers Short Film With George Floyd, Eric Garner Footage

Spike Lee took to Twitter last night to share a powerful video amid nationwide protests, as he blended footage of Eric Garner and George Floyd…
Brenton Blanchet / June 1, 2020

Record Store Day Shares New List of Exclusive Releases

Record Store Day has just announced 2020's "RSD Drops," its annual collection of vinyl which will be released on three separate days this year --…
Brenton Blanchet / June 1, 2020
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Fiona Apple Joins Black Lives Matter Protests in California

Like many around the U.S., Fiona Apple joined the protests against racism and police brutality over the weekend. Carrying a sign with "COPS:…
Emily Tan / June 1, 2020

Lorde Urges Other Musicians to Support the Black Lives Matter Protesters

Lorde joined the many musicians who have spoken out against racism but also opened up about striking the balance of being an ally while making…
Emily Tan / June 1, 2020

LL Cool J Expresses Outrage in Freestyle on Racism and George Floyd: ‘Instead of Letting Blood Live They Begging for Blood Let’

LL Cool J posted a freestyle on his Instagram account on Sunday where he shared his outrage on the centuries of racism in the United…
Daniel Kohn / June 1, 2020

Mike Sheils of Dinosaur Pile-Up’s ‘Motivation’ Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2020

The National Guitarist Aaron Dessner Responds to Being Bizarrely Accused of Organizing Riots

As the protests have carried on throughout the weekend following the murder of George Floyd, one of the strangest developments has to do with the…
Daniel Kohn / May 31, 2020

Jay-Z Spoke With Minnesota Governor to Seek Justice for George Floyd

As protests continue to take place across the country following George Floyd's murder last Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz shared a tidbit during a…
SPIN Staff / May 31, 2020

Lana Del Rey Gets Slammed for Sharing Footage of People Looting

Lana Del Rey hasn't had a great past few weeks. Less than 10 days ago, she was getting dragged for seemingly marginalizing women of color…
SPIN Staff / May 31, 2020

Tom Morello, Roger Waters, Jenny Lewis and More Speak Out Against Racism

Ever since George Floyd's senseless death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25, celebrities have been using their platforms to express outrage, educate…
Katrina Nattress / May 31, 2020

Halsey Shot With Rubber Bullets and Shrapnel During George Floyd Protest

Since George Floyd tragically lost his life on May 25 at the hands of a police officer, musicians have been using their platforms to express…
SPIN Staff / May 31, 2020

El-P Says Run The Jewels 4 Will be Free to Anyone Who Needs Music Right Now

Following George Floyd's horrific murder at the hands of a cop, musicians have been standing up for the Black community and speaking out against racism.
Katrina Nattress / May 31, 2020
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