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Chris Cornell Looks Back on 20 Years of Soundgarden’s ‘Rusty Cage’

Perhaps more than any other song from the early '90s, Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage" is emblematic of grunge's rock-mutt DNA. It was punk spirit tempered with…
William Goodman / November 22, 2011

Cass McCombs, ‘
Humor Risk’ (Domino)

This enigmatic singer-songwriter has packed a remarkable amount of soul-crippling drama into one year. After his tenderly downcast, early 2011 effort, Wit's End, Cass McCombs…
William Goodman / November 15, 2011

My Favorite Things: Yuck’s Daniel Blumberg on Silver Jews and Garlic

British four-piece Yuck's hooky, '90s-inspired guitar rock made them one of the biggest breakout stories of 2011, so we asked frontman Daniel Blumberg to tell…
William Goodman / November 11, 2011

R. Kelly Croons About Tonsil Surgery in New Track

R. Kelly underwent emergency throat surgery in July at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital to drain an abscess on one of his tonsils, and it must…
William Goodman / November 10, 2011

Bruno Mars Has Girl Trouble in ‘Twilight’ Video ‘It Will Rain’

The video for Hawaii-bred pop crooner Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain," the first single from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack, has debuted…
William Goodman / November 10, 2011

‘Portlandia’ Lands Guest Spots From Eddie Vedder, St. Vincent

In SPIN's first ever "Funny" Issue, on newsstands now, Portlandia co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein playfully skewer the music geeks who provide some of…
William Goodman / November 9, 2011

Awful Auction Is Selling Off Michael Jackson’s Deathbed

The contents of Michael Jackson's final home — the mansion in Holmby Hills, California, where the King of Pop took his final breaths — are…
William Goodman / November 9, 2011

Why Chris Cornell Can’t Stop Opening His ‘Songbook’

Chris Cornell is currently touring the U.S. in support of the November 21 release of Songbook, a collection of 16 tracks recorded live during his…
William Goodman / November 8, 2011

Inside Axl Rose’s First TV Interview in Over a Decade

For the first time in over a decade, reclusive Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has sat down for a TV interview, chatting with Eddie…
William Goodman / November 7, 2011

GWAR Guitarist Flattus Maximus Discovered Dead

Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, the longtime guitarist for Richmond, Virginia, metal band GWAR, was discovered dead by his bandmates on Thursday morning as the…
William Goodman / November 3, 2011

Watch Bjork’s Electrified ‘Thunderbolt’ Video

With Biophilia, Björk's eighth studio album, the Icelandic auteur is expanding the limits of the traditional LP, releasing 10 songs via an iPad app that…
William Goodman / November 3, 2011

Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Nipplegate Finally Ends

Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during her halftime performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 will live forever in pop infamy, but Nipplegate is officially over…
William Goodman / November 2, 2011

Q&A: How Badass Scott Weiland Became a Christmas Crooner

If alt-rock bad boy Scott Weiland had sang, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" in the 1990s, he might have been arrested. But in 2011,…
William Goodman / November 2, 2011

?uestlove Explains How SPIN and Sufjan Inspired the Roots’ ‘undun’

On December 6, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon house band, Philadelphia-bred hip-hop vets the Roots, will release undun, their 13th studio release and first concept…
William Goodman / November 1, 2011

Chris Martin’s Quiet Riot

On the morning of Saturday, October 15, Chris Martin went for a jog.
William Goodman / October 28, 2011

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