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Firefly Music Festival 2013: The 10 Best Things We Saw at the Delaware Blowout

The Firefly Music Festival buzzed into Dover, Delaware for its second year, bringing along the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire…
David Marchese / June 24, 2013

Going Far Out With Empire of the Sun

In 2008, Australians Nick Littlemore of electronic act Pnau and Luke Steele of folk-rockers Sleepy Jackson ditched whatever presumably normal duds they used to wear…
David Marchese / June 19, 2013

Steve Gunn: Introspective Guitar Seeker Discovers His Voice, Respects the Dead

Who: Steve Gunn owes his roommates. After graduating from high school, the singer-guitarist, who had spent his teens playing in punk and hardcore bands, moved…
David Marchese / June 18, 2013

The SPIN Interview: Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme

Sitting on a bed in a midtown Manhattan hotel room two days after the release of Queens of the Stone Age's …Like Clockwork (Matador), Josh…
David Marchese / June 13, 2013

Stream Olivier Libaux’s Bossa Nova Cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘No One Knows’

Olivier Libaux's new music is nothing if not timely. Following up on Josh Homme and co.'s new …Like Clockwork, the erstwhile Nouvelle Vague mastermind's solo…
David Marchese / June 6, 2013

The Ozzman Goeth: A Guide to Black Sabbath’s Non-Ozzy Albums

On June 11, we'll be blessed with the release of 13, Black Sabbath's first album featuring lead vocals from Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years. But…
David Marchese / June 5, 2013

?uestlove: ‘I Could Actually Use Some Friends’

Given his king-of-all-media near-ubiquity, it's almost weird to know that ?uestlove hasn't written a book till now. The Roots drummer, in-demand DJ, producer, Twitter star,…
David Marchese / June 5, 2013

Long Distance Dabke: Omar Souleyman Records In Brooklyn

Omar Souleyman's albums are typically recorded live at weddings, where the Syrian star is tracked onto cheap tape machines and surrounded by rowdy revelers getting…
David Marchese / June 5, 2013

Watch Father John Misty’s Post-Apocalyptic ‘Funtimes in Babylon’ Video

Father John Misty's 2012 gem Fear Fun is full of wry, sharply observed tales of epiphany and dissolution. The new video for the recent SPIN profilee's "Funtimes…
David Marchese / June 5, 2013

The Gospel According to Father John Misty

Because I figured he'd be into it — on account of his generally mystical mien and lyrical references to ayahuasca — I'd made special arrangements…
David Marchese / June 4, 2013

The Genius of KISS: A Conversation with the Chief Architect of Google All Access

Pretty much everyone likes music, and Google is interested in reaching pretty much everyone. It makes sense than that the company has gotten into the…
David Marchese / May 31, 2013

Giorgio Moroder: Back to the Future

Fabulously rich and slightly lost, Giorgio Moroder decided to build a pyramid. "It was some years ago," he says, slipping into a reverie. "This structure…
David Marchese / May 22, 2013

Ray Manzarek, the Doors’ Founding Keyboardist, Dead at 74

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, whose alternately gutsy and psychedelic shadings were nearly as distinctive a part of the Doors' sound as Jim Morrison's heated dramatics, died…
David Marchese / May 20, 2013

SPIN Asks the Experts: How to Shred With Guitar God Yngwie Malmsteen

In his rollicking new memoir, Relentless (Wiley), guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen recounts his maniacal drive to play faster, more precisely, better than any of his axe-wielding…
David Marchese / May 15, 2013

Daft Punk Pals Dr. Luke, Nile Rodgers, and Giorgio Moroder Share ‘Random Access Memories’

Daft Punk have been teasingly doling out tidbits of info about Random Access Memories for months now, from the blink-and-you-missed-it SNL promo to the series…
David Marchese / May 10, 2013

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