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Yungblud Talks Nirvana, Britpop, and Why Rock Is Back on ‘Lipps Service’

(Credit: Tom Pallant)

Yungblud has had quite a few weeks. He was featured in SPIN‘s April cover story. Then he released a new single with WILLOW and yesterday, announced that his third album would arrive this September. On the latest edition of SPIN Presents Lipps Service, the 24-year-old sat down with host Scott Lipps for a second time to reflect on his busy year.

In the conversation, Yungblud talks about the importance of Nirvana’s original SPIN cover and what it meant to him, how he steadily built his career and how he grew up around music. He also gets into how Britpop influenced him growing up, working with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and the new rock movement. This is Yungblud’s second appearance on the show.

Since it began in 2018, the acclaimed podcast has featured many of the biggest voices and personalities in music, including exclusive interviews with Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, David Lee Roth, Shepard Fairey, Courtney Love, Dove Cameron, Mick Fleetwood, Nikki Sixx, Perry Farrell and many, many more.

On the previous episode, Lipps sat down with his friend and longtime music industry personality Matt Pinfield. The two discuss Pinfield’s lengthy and decorated career in music, beginning with his days at MTV to working in A&R to having a Killers song written about him. Pinfield also shares memories about the late Taylor Hawkins, his first-ever interview (with Depeche Mode) and traces his journey from a music fan in New Jersey to hanging out with David Bowie.

Every couple of weeks, a new episode of SPIN Presents Lipps Service is available wherever you consume podcasts (Apple, etc.). Listen to the full episode with Yungblud below.