the specials

Watch the Specials Perform Three Songs on CBS This Morning

U.K. ska-punk favorites the Specials released Encore, their eighth studio album and first original music from the band in over twenty years, back in February…
Rob Arcand / June 30, 2019

The Specials – “Vote For Me”

The Specials have released "Vote For Me," the lead single for their recently announced comeback album Encore. The track finds the U.K. ska band in…
Tosten Burks / December 3, 2018

The Specials Announce Encore, the First New Music From the Band in 20 Years

U.K. ska-punk pioneers the Specials have announced a new album featuring the first original music from the band in over twenty years. Titled Encore, the album marks…
Rob Arcand / October 28, 2018

John Bradbury, Drummer for the Specials, Dead at 62

John Bradbury, drummer for U.K. ska-punk pioneers the Specials and the Specials AKA, has died, Brooklyn Vegan reports. He was 62. An official statement…
Harley Brown / December 29, 2015

The Specials Return in Grand Style at Coachella

Boy, oh boy, did the Specials get their skank on at Coachella Friday afternoon.
SPIN Staff / April 17, 2010

The Oral History of 2 Tone

There's a scene in Alex Cox's 1986 film Sid & Nancy that foreshadows the end for the star-crossed punk lovers: One of their cohorts shows…
Marc Spitz / September 28, 2009