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8 MTV Unplugged Performances That Should Get Vinyl Reissues

Pearl Jam is the latest band to have their MTV Unplugged performance reissued on vinyl. The band's 1992 unplugged set will be released on limited…
Maggie Serota / October 9, 2019

Remember That Time ‘South Park’ Made Fun of an Overly Sensitive Music Publication?

A version of this story was originally published on October 9, 2014. In case you haven't heard, SPIN was featured prominently in a 2014…
SPIN Staff / October 9, 2019

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 8, 2019

Donald Trump Defender Matt Gaetz Proves Once Again He’s Profoundly Dumb

Rep. Matt Gaetz has been one of President Donald Trump's most vocal defenders since getting elected to Congress in 2016. The Republican from Florida isn't above espousing…
Maggie Serota / October 8, 2019

Why Johnny Ramone Thought Lou Reed Was a Jerk

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. It was one of those humid summer days in 1979 when the…
Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom / October 8, 2019

Dean Wareham, Jad Fair, Dozens More Pay Tribute to David Berman on New Covers Album

French music website Section 26 has assembled a massive compilation album of covers paying tribute to the late Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman David…
Tosten Burks / October 7, 2019

Kim Gordon Delivers Perfect Distortion on New Single “Hungry Baby”

Kim Gordon has shared a new song from her upcoming solo debut, No Home Record. "Hungry Baby" is a distorted mass of guitar and percussion, building gradually…
Will Gottsegen / October 7, 2019

Here’s How Hunter S. Thompson Tried to Get on Our Cover

This article originally appeared in the May 1986 issue of SPIN. "Huge brains, small necks, weak muscles, and fat wallets—these are the dominant characteristics…
Harold Conrad / October 7, 2019

Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Flea, More Pay Tribute to Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker, the longtime drummer for bands like Cream and Blind Faith, passed away on Sunday, October 6 following days of being "critically ill in…
Rob Arcand / October 6, 2019

University of Kansas Apologizes for Risqué Snoop Dogg Show

The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto…
Dave Skretta, Associated Press / October 6, 2019

Watch Taylor Swift Perform Stripped-Down Renditions of “Lover” and “False God” on SNL

Taylor Swift was the musical guest on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, where she played two songs from her latest album Lover. Swift…
Rob Arcand / October 6, 2019

Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Dead at 80 [UPDATE]

Ginger Baker, the drummer best known for his roles in bands like Cream and Blind Faith, has died. Late last month (September 25, 2019), the…
Rob Arcand / October 6, 2019

Hear Previously-Unreleased Arthur Russell Single “You Did It Yourself”

Arthur Russell's success has been largely defined by material released after his lifetime. When he died in 1992 of HIV-AIDS, the openly-gay cellist and composer…
Rob Arcand / October 5, 2019

Radiohead Guitarist Ed O’Brien Releases Ambient Solo Composition “Santa Teresa”

Radiohead guitarist and backing vocalist Ed O'Brien has released "Santa Teresa," his first-ever solo single. The five-and-a-half minute ambient composition arrives with a swirling music…
Rob Arcand / October 5, 2019

Michael Stipe Releases First-Ever Solo Single to Protest Climate Change

Michael Stipe has released his first-ever solo single, "Your Capricious Soul." The track was announced on his website on October 2, and was released on…
Rob Arcand / October 5, 2019
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