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Tool Postpone All 2020 North American Tour Dates

Tool has become the latest band to push back their 2020 tour. After they had already postponed the first leg of spring tour…
SPIN Staff / April 3, 2020

Fountains of Wayne’s Chris Collingwood Shares Statement on Adam Schlesinger’s Death

Adam Schlesinger died on Wednesday due to complications from coronavirus and the tributes to the late songwriter poured in from everywhere. Now, his fellow Fountains…
Daniel Kohn / April 3, 2020

Megadeth, Anthrax and More to Offer Free Virtual Music Lessons

Since schools are closed for the foreseeable future, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is kickstarting a new effort to offer free one-on-one lessons to music students.
Emily Tan / April 3, 2020

Chance the Rapper, Living Colour, Lin-Manuel Miranda Pay Tribute to Bill Withers: ‘What a Legacy’

Bill Withers died on Monday (March 30) but the news of it didn't break until today (April 3). The "Lean on Me" singer…
SPIN Staff / April 3, 2020

Bill Withers, ‘Lean on Me’ Singer, Dies at 81

Bill Withers, the singer best known for the iconic "Lean on Me," has died at the age of 81. Withers' family confirmed the…
Daniel Kohn / April 3, 2020

The 1975 Share ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’ Featuring Phoebe Bridgers

The 1975 shared another new song from their oft-delayed album, Notes on a Conditional Form. Titled "Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America," the song is…
Daniel Kohn / April 3, 2020

Ben Gibbard Covers Fountains of Wayne’s ‘Barbara H’ in Honor of Adam Schlesinger

After performing daily for the past two weeks as of last Sunday, Ben Gibbard had something special in store for his first weekly livestream.
Daniel Kohn / April 2, 2020

The Weeknd Is Now an American Dad Co-Writer

The Weeknd really can't do wrong right now. His new album, After Hours, is No. 1 on the Billboard Album Charts (his fourth overall).
SPIN Staff / April 2, 2020

Tekashi 6ix9 to Be Released From Prison 4 Months Early

Tekashi 69, who was sentenced to two years in jail, has been granted an early release on Thursday over coronavirus concerns. The rapper…
SPIN Staff / April 2, 2020

Iceage Address COVID-19 Worries in ‘Lockdown Blues’

Iceage are the latest band to release a new song about the coronavirus pandemic. The song, titled "Lockdown Blues," summarizes everything people are…
Daniel Kohn / April 2, 2020

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation to Donate $350,000 to COVID-19 Relief

Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation is chipping in to the COVID-19 relief effort. The foundation announced that it will be issuing four…
SPIN Staff / April 2, 2020

Guided By Voices to Reissue Alien Lanes for 25th Anniversary

Guided By Voices' Alien Lanes will be getting the reissue treatment. Matador Records announced that the band's album will be the first in a series…
SPIN Staff / April 2, 2020

Ellis Marsalis, Legendary New Orleans Jazz Pianist, Dies at 85

Ellis Marsalis, the legendary New Orleans jazz pianist, has died at the age of 85 from complications from coronavirus. Marsalis is known for…
Daniel Kohn / April 2, 2020

Cristina, ‘Things Fall Apart’ Singer, Dies at 61

Cristina, the new wave singer known for her hit "Things Fall Apart," has died at the age of 61. She died due to complications from…
Daniel Kohn / April 1, 2020

Fiona Apple Album Release Date Revealed

A day after saying that her album was coming "soon," Fiona Apple has revealed when Fetch the Bolt Cutters will be released. In a video…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2020
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