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Kentucky Route Zero’s Ben Babbitt Found an Unexpected Home for His Music in Video Games

For a musician who hasn’t really been interested in playing video games since he was a kid with a Nintendo 64, Ben Babbitt has certainly…
Josh Chesler / May 28, 2020

Jonah Ray: Tracking The Sounds Of My Life (Memories and the Corresponding Music)

Each month, musician/comedian/podcaster/overall Renaissance man Jonah Ray will share memories about his "music adjacent life" that will often be more embarrassing than informative.
Jonah Ray / May 19, 2020

Announcing the Launch of SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream for Concerts Gaming and More

With so many of us stuck at home and craving live music, SPIN is happy to announce the launch of SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream. From…
Josh Chesler / May 11, 2020

Portugal. The Man Fights Book Ban in Former Hometown

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any more bizarre, one school district in Alaska upped the ante by throwing a book ban into the…
Robert Ham / May 4, 2020

Video Games Our Favorite Artists Are Playing to Survive Quarantine

With most of the world on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video games are seeing a boost in popularity even beyond what they had…
Josh Chesler / April 28, 2020

Billy Porter’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ Cover Calls on Us to ‘Get Off Our Asses’ and Vote

Billy Porter’s brand-new cover of the Buffalo Springfield masterpiece "For What It’s Worth" is a barrage of bristling passion — which is exactly what he’s…
Tim Molloy / April 24, 2020

Ed Helms: A Lot More Mr Nice Guy

Whether getting his tooth knocked out by Mike Tyson in The Hangover or in his deliciously un-self-aware role as Andy Bernard on The Office, few actors…
Dimitri Ehrlich / April 21, 2020

The Strokes to Rock the Vote for Bernie Sanders at New Hampshire Rally

Another band is stepping up to throw their support behind Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator's campaign announced on January 29 that The…
Anna Chan / January 29, 2020

Mick Jagger Plays a Sinister Art Dealer in The Burnt Orange Heresy Trailer: Watch

Mick Jagger is acting again, which anyone who has seen the 1992 cyberpunk mess Freejack will admit is a brave move on the Rolling Stones frontman's…
Maggie Serota / January 27, 2020

Mike Pence Looks Upset After Prince Charles Refuses to Shake His Hand

A viral video making the rounds appears to show Prince Charles completely big timing Mike Pence by refusing to shake his hand while greeting a…
Maggie Serota / January 23, 2020

Donald Trump Doesn’t Think Brain Injuries Suffered by Troops Are Serious

President Donald Trump isn't particularly worried about troops who might be suffering symptoms of potential brain injuries they might have incurred during active combat. At…
Maggie Serota / January 22, 2020

Donald Trump Doesn’t Seem to Know What Happened at Pearl Harbor, According to New Book

Do we need another book to tell us what we already know about how President Donald Trump is a legendary dumbass unfit to execute his duties…
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2020

Beastie Boys Doc Directed by Spike Jonze Coming to Apple TV+

A documentary about the Beastie Boys is coming to Apple's film and television streaming service Apple TV+, the company announced today. The group's longtime collaborator…
Tosten Burks / January 15, 2020

Tool Seem Pretty Stoked to Be a Jeopardy! Question

January 14, 2020, was a huge day for people hoping to one day hear the words "Maynard James Keenan" exit Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek's mouth.
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2020

Who Won the First Democratic Presidential Debate of 2020?

Round seven of the seemingly endless Democratic debates, was held January 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. This was the last Democratic presidential…
SPIN Staff / January 14, 2020
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