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Beck, Jeff Tweedy and More Cover Daniel Johnston For Honey I Sure Miss You Tribute

September 11 marked the year anniversary of Daniel Johnston's death, and Electric Lady Studios curated a star-studded tribute to the quirky singer-songwriter to commemorate his…
Katrina Nattress / September 13, 2020

How Built to Spill Became the World’s Best Daniel Johnston Cover Band

Sometimes your favorite band gets sick of being themselves. "We started doing a ton of covers when we switched rhythm sections a few…
Christopher Hislop / May 13, 2020

Daniel Johnston’s Final Chicago Performance With Tweedy Gets Posthumous Release

During his final tour in October 2017, Daniel Johnston stopped by the Vic Theatre in Chicago for a performance with the members of Tweedy (…
Will Gottsegen / January 15, 2020

Watch Nick Cave Cover Daniel Johnston’s “Devil Town”

Nick Cave recently kicked off the North American leg of his informal Conversations With… tour and he’s been paying tribute to the late Daniel Johnston by…
James Rettig, Stereogum / September 24, 2019

Watch Wilco Cover Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End”

Wilco have joined the growing list of musicians paying tribute to Daniel Johnston in the wake of his death. At a show at Berlin's Tempodrom…
Will Gottsegen / September 13, 2019

Remembering Daniel Johnston, a Songwriter Like No Other

For fans of Daniel Johnston, his death yesterday at age 58 might not have been shocking. The singer, songwriter, and visual artist contended with serious…
Marc Masters / September 12, 2019

Watch the Flaming Lips Honor Daniel Johnston With “True Love Will Find You in the End” Cover

The Flaming Lips paid tribute to Daniel Johnston during their concert last night at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut after news broke…
Tosten Burks / September 12, 2019

Watch The National Pay Tribute to Daniel Johnston With “Devil Town” Cover

Following the news of Daniel Johnston's passing yesterday, The National paid tribute to the Austin singer-songwriter at a show in his home state of Texas.
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 12, 2019

Daniel, You’re a Star: SPIN’s 2006 Interview With Daniel Johnston’s Documentarian

This story originally appeared in SPIN's April 2006 issue. We've digitized and republished it in the wake of Johnston's death. Filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig…
Dave Itzkoff / September 11, 2019

Phantom of My Own Opera: SPIN’s 1989 Daniel Johnston Profile

This story originally appeared in SPIN's March 1989 issue. In Johnston's memory, we've digitized and republished it below. Jeff Tartakov went to visit…
Louis Black / September 11, 2019

Beck, Mountain Goats, Zola Jesus, More Pay Tribute to Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston died on Tuesday night, reportedly following a heart attack. The Austin-based singer-songwriter was 58. He counted Kurt Cobain, Tom Waits, and many more fellow musicians…
Tosten Burks / September 11, 2019

Daniel Johnston Dead at 58

Daniel Johnston died at 58 years old on Tuesday night, the Austin Chronicle is reporting and Spin can confirm. The Austin-based musician attracted a small but devoted following for his simple, emotionally…
Andy Cush / September 11, 2019

Watch Hop Along Cover Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End”

Hop Along performed their last two shows of 2018 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston and Asbury Lanes in Ashbury Park, New Jersey and…
Rob Arcand / January 1, 2019

Austin Establishes ‘Hi, How Are You?’ Day to Honor Daniel Johnston

The city of Austin, Texas has declared January 22, aka Daniel Johnston's birthday, "Hi, How Are You?" Day to support residents struggling with mental health…
Tosten Burks / January 22, 2018

Watch Daniel Johnston and Jeff Tweedy Cover the Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” Live in Chicago

Daniel Johnston took the stage Friday night as part of his "final tour" in Chicago, joined by Chicago native Jeff Tweedy. Together, Tweedy, Johnston, and…
Rob Arcand / October 22, 2017
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