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The 35 Greatest Concerts of the Last 35 Years

We know, we know — the best concert of all-time is your friend’s obscure indie-punk band playing a sweaty neighborhood basement back in ‘94. We admit…
SPIN Staff / November 28, 2020

Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl, Mick Jagger and More Pay Tribute to ‘Architect of Rock and Roll’ Little Richard

Little Richard passed away Saturday at the age of 87. The rock 'n' roll pioneer's son Danny Jones Penniman confirmed the news to Rolling Stone, adding that…
Katrina Nattress / May 9, 2020

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 12, 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

Neil Young: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1988 issue of SPIN. Down by which river did you shoot your baby? The…
Scott Cohen / September 29, 2019

Brian Wilson Postpones Tour, Says He Feels “Mentally Insecure”

Brian Wilson has announced a postponement of his Pet Sounds tour dates, which were scheduled for June. The singer-songwriter and ex-Beach Boy posted a letter…
Israel Daramola / June 6, 2019

Watch the Trailer for a New Laurel Canyon Documentary Featuring Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Fiona Apple, and More

A new documentary called Echo in the Canyon, which deals with the pop music scene in Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s, is set for wide…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 4, 2019

New Brian Wilson Documentary Will Feature Bruce Springsteen, Elton John

Brian Wilson is the subject of a new documentary, Variety and Rolling Stone report. Directed by Brent Wilson (no relation), the documentary will follow the…
Will Gottsegen / December 3, 2018

Brian Wilson Postpones May ‘Pet Sounds’ Shows Due to Back Surgery

Brian Wilson has postponed his scheduled Pet Sounds performances for May due to a back problem requiring a medical procedure. In a note posted to Twitter on Tuesday…
Morgan Enos, Billboard / May 1, 2018

Brian Wilson Returns to His High School, Gets F in Music Changed To An A

Brian Wilson recently returned to Hawthorne High School in California — where he graduated along with the rest of the original Beach Boys lineup —…
James Rettig, Stereogum / January 17, 2018

Brian Wilson – “Run James Run”

Brian Wilson has released another track from his upcoming compilation called Playback. The new track, "Run James Run," is the second of two previously-unreleased songs from the collection,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 18, 2017

Brian Wilson – “Some Sweet Day”

Rhino Records has released an unheard Brian Wilson song, "Some Sweet Day," which will be included on an upcoming compilation of the Beach Boys icon's solo…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 6, 2017

Brian Wilson Announces New Anthology Playback Featuring Two Unreleased Songs

Brian Wilson has announced a new solo anthology called Playback, a collection of 18 studio tracks and live recordings celebrating his 30-year solo career. The…
Peter Helman / June 21, 2017

It’s Been Ten Years Since Brian Wilson Said His Favorite Movie Was Norbit

Ten years ago today, one of the most important blog posts in recent American history was published. Beach Boys enthusiast Michael Leddy highlighted an important section of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 10, 2017

Brian Wilson’s Memoir Brings a Boomer Icon Down to Earth

Every classic rock act has its own mythology to be reverently cited by fans of the form decades later, held up as an example of…
Jeremy Gordon / October 20, 2016
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