You Wouldn’t Believe: 311 Reflect on 30 Years as Rock’s Perennial Optimists

It was more than 28 years ago that five ganja-toking, Goldeneye-obsessed, Bad Brains-worshipping musicians, known collectively as 311, left their hometown of Omaha to chase…
Chris Harris / August 14, 2020

311’s Nick Hexum and Vaporwave Artist George Clanton Announce Joint Album, Release ‘Aurora Summer’

311 frontman Nick Hexum and vaporwave icon George Clanton announced that they’re teaming up for an album, the aptly titled George Clanton & Nick Hexum.
Josh Chesler / May 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

Incubus and 311 Join Forces for Summer Tour

Incubus and 311 are hitting the road together this summer. The two bands announced a joint tour where they'll hit over 35 cities beginning on…
Daniel Kohn / February 4, 2020

The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999

1999 essentially marked the end of the alternative dream floated by punk bands in the '80s, sold by record companies in the '90s, and eventually…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2019

The Offspring and 311 Recorded Each Other’s Hits

The Offspring and 311 are apparently so excited to kick off their co-headlining Never-Ending Summer Tour next week that they've decided to record each other's material. The…
Maggie Serota / July 19, 2018

The Offspring and 311 Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

It's a big summer for '90s bands. The Offspring and 311 are the latest bands who peaked 20 years ago to hit the road together.
Maggie Serota / April 9, 2018

Mike D Fears That Someone Will Compare the Beastie Boys to 311

Beastie Boys' Mike D recently sat down for an interview with Vulture's David Marchese, and if the result isn't as revelatory as Quincy Jones's, at least…
Anna Gaca / March 26, 2018

The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

Watch Eric Andre Waterboard 311 and Beat Them With a Stick

On last night's season finale of The Eric Andre Show, Eric treated fans to the culmination of a long-running in-joke about "investigating 311," which juxtaposes the best little reggae…
Andy Cush / October 14, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: 311 Debut Funky New Single

More than 20 years into their career, Omaha, Nebraska's reggae-and-rap rockers 311 -- the guys who blew up in the mid-'90s with hits like "Down"
William Goodman / June 3, 2011

Song Review: 311, “Hey You”

Remember 311? Those five dudes from Omaha, NE, who blasted onto the charts in the mid-'90s with their stoner-friendly, reggae-meets-rap-rock tunes like "Down" and "Beautiful…
William Goodman / April 9, 2009

311, Snoop Dogg Amuse Coney Island Revelers

Welcome to Earth's most fortified concert: Thanks to that lil' East Coast vs. West Coast hip-hop tiff in the '90s, anytime Snoop Dogg is billed…
William Goodman / July 17, 2008