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L7’s Donita Sparks Rocks ‘Fast and Frightening’ With Lucha VaVOOM Dancers 

L7's 30th-anniversary reissue of Smell the Magic is out tomorrow on Sub Pop. Singer/guitarist Donita Sparks performed new live vocals on her group's 1990 song…
Katherine Turman / September 17, 2020

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The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

L7’s Smell the Magic to Be Reissued on Vinyl for 30th Anniversary

L7 broke through with their power-packed sophomore album, Smell the Magic, 30 years ago. Now Sub Pop is reissuing that influential alt-grunge record on Sept. 18,…
SPIN Staff / August 6, 2020

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies Highlight Riot Fest 2021 Lineup

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels and Pixies are among the highlights of the first wave lineup for Riot Fest 2021. Yes, you…
Daniel Kohn / June 16, 2020

L7 Enlist Joan Jett for Their Remake of ‘Fake Friends’

When L7 wanted to cover Joan Jett's 1983 song, "Fake Friends," they decided to go directly to the source. Their new version of the songs…
SPIN Staff / April 21, 2020

Surviving Nirvana Members to Reunite for Live Performance

Dave Grohl will be joined by his surviving Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for a one-off live performance under the banner of Dave Grohl…
Andy Cush / January 2, 2020

5 Great Covers of Guns N’ Roses Songs

Covering a Guns N' Roses song is no easy task. So much of the magic of those original recordings is in the particular cohesive energy between Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan,…
SPIN Staff / October 29, 2019

L7’s Donita Sparks Wants the Entertainment Industry to “Fucking Throw Us a Bone”

L7 co-founder Donita Sparks is the first person to admit that she turns into a giant ham the minute she steps on stage. Of course,…
Maggie Serota / August 21, 2019

Stream L7’s New Album Scatter the Rats

L7's new album Scatter the Rats is now available on streaming platforms. Announced back in February, the album is the grunge-era band's first in 20 years…
Rob Arcand / May 3, 2019

Video: L7 — “Stadium West”

The great Los Angeles hard-rock snarlers L7 have been back for a few years — they first reunited in 2015, after breaking up back in…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / April 22, 2019

L7 Announce New Album, Release “Burn Baby”

Grunge-era icons L7 have announced their first studio album in 20 years. The new album, titled Scatter the Rats, is due out on May 3 on Joan…
Maggie Serota / February 28, 2019

L7 Announce First New Album in 19 Years

Back in February, influential grunge provocateurs L7 released a single called "I Came Back to Bitch" and announced a run of shows for April. Now…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 9, 2018

L7 Announce U.S. Tour, Release “I Came Back to Bitch”

L7 have dropped "I Came Back to Bitch," a fiery, cowbell-assisted takedown of capitalists and fake rockstars. "It's about greedy fucks throwing the word 'rock…
Monique Melendez / February 9, 2018

L7-“Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago”

Grunge rockers L7 have come roaring back to life with a ferocious new song, "Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago." The topic of their righteous indignation shouldn't surprise you,…
Liz Cantrell / September 29, 2017

Nostalgia Is Heavy: L7 on Hitting the Stage for the First Time in 18 Years

Never refer to L7’s rehearsals as jam sessions. The iconic grunge four-piece is and always has been built around guitar, drums, bass, and tight tracks…
Shauna Farnell / June 15, 2015
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