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Buzzcocks to Release 7-Inch Singles Box Set

Punk progenitors Buzzcocks will release a boxset containing the dozen seven-inch singles the band released for United Artists between 1977 - 1980. The Complete United Artists…
Katherine Turman / October 22, 2020

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The 50 Best Alt-Rock Love Songs

Not all love songs are romantic. Not all love songs are even happy. It all depends on your definition of the term. For…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2021

Buzzcocks Share New Single “Gotta Get Better”

The Buzzcocks are back! Thye just released their new single, "Gotta Get Better." This is first that the band has released since co-founder…
Emily Tan / February 14, 2020

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

Buzzcocks to Reissue A Different Kind of Tension and Singles Going Steady

Buzzcocks are reissuing their 1979 album A Different Kind of Tension and their singles compilation Singles Going Steady as part of the band's ongoing reissue…
Maggie Serota / April 15, 2019

Billy Corgan, Billie Joe Armstrong, More Pay Tribute to Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley

Buzzcocks vocalist and co-founder Pete Shelley died earlier today of what's believed to be a heart attack. In the wake of his passed, the entire music…
Rob Arcand / December 6, 2018

Buzzcocks Frontman Pete Shelley Dead at 63

Pete Shelley, best known as the frontman for the legendary British punk band the Buzzcocks, has died, according to a statement from his management. The suspected…
Maggie Serota / December 6, 2018

Listen to Deerhunter Cover Buzzcocks’ ‘Why Can’t I Touch It’

Deerhunter have been busy touring their latest record, Fading Frontier; today the crew stopped at Marc Riley's BBC Radio 6 show to talk about their new effort…
Rachel Brodsky / November 13, 2015

Buzzcocks Want You to Know ‘It’s Not You,’ It’s Them (Again)

Two years after the Buzzcocks reunited with their original frontman Howard Devoto for the first time since 1979, the band is back without him once…
Brennan Carley / September 16, 2014

Watch Matmos Rip Into and Reimagine Buzzcocks’ ‘ESP’

Buzzcocks might not be a Matmos fan's first, or even tenth, guess as to who the iconoclastic electronic duo count as influences, but there is…
Chris Martins / January 14, 2013

Buzzcocks Reunite With Original Frontman for First Time in 33 Years

Any band that's ever Krazy-glued deliriously snotty melodies to chainsaw guitar owes the Buzzcocks a debt — including the Buzzcocks, who have gone through various…
David Marchese / May 29, 2012

Coachella 2012: St. Vincent, Buzzcocks, and 5 More Acts We Missed Last Saturday

See our best live photos from Coachella's second weekend here now!
SPIN Staff / April 22, 2012

Buzzcocks Outlast Bomb Scare in New York City

Britain may have a new prime minister, but they'll always have the Buzzcocks.
John Macdonald / May 14, 2010

Punk Legends Buzzcocks Reunite for Major Tour

Seminal British punk band Buzzcocks are set for a massive North American tour this Spring, with a 22-gig trek launching in May 11 in Washington,…
Jenn Pelly / April 2, 2010
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