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The 35 Best Breakup Songs Ever

Murder! Suicide! Murder-suicide! Here's a compendium of pop’s most genius works of staggering heartbreak, with sentiments just caustic enough to make you consider sticking with…
SPIN Staff / January 30, 2020

Read An Excerpt From Alex Chilton Biography ‘A Man Called Destruction’

From his teen stardom as lead singer of '60s pop stars the Box Tops to his massively influential work with Big Star to the ups…
Holly George-Warren / March 21, 2014

Big Star Go to the Movies

The Big Star story, steeped in both myth and the music recorded in Memphis's Ardent Studios, is far from a straightforward tale. Beginning in 1972,…
Rob Trucks / June 21, 2013

Paul Westerberg Honors Big Star’s Alex Chilton

"How does one react to the death of one's mentor?"
Luke McCormick / March 22, 2010

Music Legend Alex Chilton Dies at Age 59

I'm not ashamed to admit that I learned about him from Paul Westerberg when I was 16. I imagine a lot of people did. That's…
Steve Kandell / March 18, 2010