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The Most Influential Artists: #3 Madonna

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #3. From Bay City, Michigan,…
Bianca Gracie / December 4, 2020

YUNGBLUD: ‘I Wrote an Album for the Weirdest Years of Our Lives’

Dominic Harrison may be known as YUNGBLUD, but YUNGBLUD isn’t Dominic Harrison. For him, YUNGBLUD is more than just his identity. "YUNGBLUD is whatever you…
Taylor Mandel / December 3, 2020

The White Stripes’ Archivist Ben Blackwell Reveals the Stories Behind Their Greatest Hits

If anyone knows the White Stripes, it's Ben Blackwell. The Third Man Records co-owner/co-founder, and proclaimed lover of all things Archer Record Pressing, has been…
Daniel Kohn / December 3, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #4 N.W.A.

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #4. From Compton, California, here…
Al Shipley / December 3, 2020

Paul Scheer on Psilocybin-Fueled Weezer Walks, DJ-Sparring With His Wife

One can never accuse Paul Scheer of laziness. Hell, just in this publication window, he has his guest-directed episode of Marvel 616 out, a new…
Drew Fortune / December 2, 2020

Made in Nigeria: The Grandson of Fela Kuti Upholds His Family’s Afrobeat Message

"A self-centered way of life will bring all of us down in the end," Made Kuti sighs on "Different Streets," the saddest funky track to…
Peter Holslin / December 2, 2020

Still Bad to the Bone

George Thorogood has made a living performing other musician’s songs. He’s performed them so damn well we all think he’s the original artist. His self-described…
Jason Stahl / December 2, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #5 Nine Inch Nails

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #5. From Cleveland, Ohio, here is…
Raymond Cummings / December 2, 2020

Tigers Jaw Move Forward

We don’t have live shows, but soon we’ll have a new Tigers Jaw album. Titled I Won’t Care How You Remember Me (out on March 5,…
Danielle Chelosky / December 1, 2020

35 Great Songs You Probably Didn’t Hear in the Last 35 Years

SPIN has always highlighted the under-heralded, but an uncountable number of amazing songs have fallen through the cracks since the publication's 1985 launch. It's hard…
Ryan Reed / December 1, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #6 2Pac

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #6. From Oakland, California, here…
Max Bell / December 1, 2020

Jerky Boys Creator Johnny Brennan on First Album in 21 Years

Listening to the first new Jerky Boys album in two decades, I was nearly in tears. But not from laughter. I was sad…
Jason Webber / November 30, 2020

Tommy, Can You (Still) Hear Me?

Music in general is too rarely inspirational. It has too often become the white noise we shove into the background as we scan social media…
Nathan Adamus / November 30, 2020

Pop-Punk and Hip-Hop: 2020’s Dynamic Duo

In October, Interscope Records’ Machine Gun Kelly topped the Billboard 200 for the first time with his fifth album, Tickets To My Downfall…
Al Shipley / November 30, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #7 Run-DMC

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #7. From Queens, New York,…
Al Shipley / November 30, 2020
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