Interviews

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

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

Sabrina Claudio’s New Holiday Album LP Is a Jazzy Gift

This Christmas, you’ll get to sit around a socially-distanced household and take in the smoothest, sexiest, and most soulful holiday songs that you’ve ever heard…
Trey Alston / November 29, 2020

Meg Myers on Getting Sober, Writing Her Most ‘Honest’ Album Yet

Coming off tour in late 2018, Meg Myers was depressed and disillusioned, feeling like she’d traded too much of herself in exchange for her two…
Bobby Olivier / November 27, 2020

Stardust Stars Marc Maron and Johnny Flynn on Bowie Film, the Music That Made Them

Let’s get this out of the way first: None of David Bowie’s songs appear in Stardust. This might seem like a cinematic Achilles'
Laura Studarus / November 25, 2020

Gone Is Gone Is No Mere ‘Supergroup’ on If Everything Happens For A Reason… Then Nothing Really Matters At All

Gone Is Gone may be billed as a "supergroup" of sorts, but the Los Angeles-based quartet sure doesn’t want the negative connotations that go along…
Josh Chesler / November 25, 2020

Slash on His Love of Pinball, Making New Music While at Home

"The idea behind the whole thing was basically to recreate a full Not In This Lifetime concert experience," Slash tells SPIN, then laughs. "You know,…
Richard Bienstock / November 24, 2020

‘What I Do Is What I Do:’ Aesop Rock and Coro in Conversation

Editor's note: Aesop Rock recently released Spirit World Field Guide, his first solo album in five years. Outside of a few videos, the 44-year-old rapper maintained…
SPIN Staff / November 23, 2020

Alex Winter on His New Frank Zappa Doc, Why He Still Hasn’t ‘Cracked’ the Composer

In 2016, Alex Winter launched the grueling quest of his latest documentary with one clear question: "Who the fuck is Frank Zappa?" After four years,…
Ryan Reed / November 23, 2020

Wolfgang Van Halen on Having a Hit Song, Lessons From His Father and a Prank From Van Halen’s Final Show

For the better part of the decade, when he wasn't battling aging trolls about his lineage online, Wolfgang Van Halen was carefully crafting his own material…
Daniel Kohn / November 20, 2020

Dazed and Confused Book Author Melissa Maerz on the Film’s Enduring Mythology

Over the phone, his voice still sounds like Mitch Kramer.  It’s 2020, though, and Wiley Wiggins long ago left behind his signature role…
Matt Wake / November 18, 2020

Monotone Samurai: Chester Watson on A Japanese Horror Film

Prodigious talent can be an albatross. The pressure to realize the promise of your youthful work might weigh you down for an album or a…
Max Bell / November 17, 2020

Jason Lytle on The Sophtware Slump turning 20 and Grandaddy’s End

Of the many things Jason Lytle hadn’t counted on doing in this bizarre year, talking about an album of his that turns 20 was certainly…
Cam Lindsay / November 16, 2020

The Doors’ John Densmore on His New Book About Musical Heroes

In his post-Doors life, drummer John Densmore is as much, if not more, of a writer than a musician. The author of two best-selling books,…
Steve Baltin / November 13, 2020

Shamir on New Coming-of-Age Album, Why His Youth Was ‘Cursed’

Five years ago, it might have seemed easy to predict what Shamir’s career would look like in 2020. You might have assumed the mononymous, Las…
Zach Schonfeld / November 12, 2020
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