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John Lennon Tribute Concert to Feature Patti Smith, Jackson Browne and More

The 40th Annual John Lennon Tribute, featuring previously unseen and newly recorded performances Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Natalie Merchant, Taj Mahal, Rosanne Cash, Bettye LaVette and…
Katherine Turman / September 30, 2020

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The Album John Lennon Signed For Killer Mark David Chapman Is Going Up For Auction

The evening John Lennon was shot and killed, he signed a copy of  Double Fantasy, his album with Yoko Ono, for Mark David Chapman — the man…
Katrina Nattress / November 21, 2020

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Jeff Tweedy, Rufus Wainwright Cover John Lennon on His 80th Birthday

In honor of what would be John Lennon's 80th birthday (Oct. 9) artists including Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, Pete Yorn, Jeff Tweedy and Rufus…
Katherine Turman / October 9, 2020

Lee Ranaldo Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’

Earlier this year, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo released a collaborative new album with Raul Refree and also launched his own Bandcamp page where he shared…
SPIN Staff / May 13, 2020

Dave Grohl and Ringo Starr Share Emotional Discussion About Grieving Kurt Cobain and John Lennon

Dave Grohl and Ringo Starr recently sat down together in a kind of legendary drummer summit for Rolling Stone. The two men became friends in 2013…
Maggie Serota / October 30, 2019

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

He Said, She Said: An Interview With John Lennon

On what would've been his 79th birthday, read an in-depth conversation with the late Beatle.
Francis Schoenberger / October 9, 2019

Taped Conversation Reveals The Beatles Were Planning More Albums After Abbey Road

Conventional wisdom suggests the Beatles made 1969’s Abbey Road as a sort of goodbye present to their fans, that they set aside their considerable differences…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / September 11, 2019

Bob Dylan: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of SPIN. Bob Dylan, poet laureate, prophet in a motorcycle jacket. Mystery tramp. Napoleon…
Scott Cohen / September 8, 2019

Hall & Oates: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 Issue of SPIN. "I am he, the light-bearer, Lucifer, the morning star!" shouts the handsome…
Timothy White / August 31, 2019

Parliament-Funkadelic: Our 1985 Interview With George Clinton

This article originally appeared in the October 1985 issue of SPIN. Where it all began is a barbershop in Plainfield, New Jersey, back in…
Greg Tate / August 25, 2019

The Strokes: Our 2003 Cover Story, The Rebirth of Cool

This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of SPIN. "Is it okay to let the girls in?" Smoggy asks. The Strokes'
Marc Spitz / July 14, 2019

Listen to Miley Cyrus’ Cover of “Happy Xmas (The War is Over)” Featuring Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon

Last night, Miley Cyrus released a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band's 1971 single "Happy Xmas (The War Is Over.)" The cover…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 14, 2018

Listen to a New Demo and Studio Outtake of The Beatles’ “Glass Onion” From the 50th Anniversary Edition of the White Album

The Beatles' 50th anniversary edition of the White Album is due out on a week from today. In its most expansive deluxe version, the set…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 2, 2018

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Biopic to Be Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée has been tapped by Universal Pictures to helm a biopic about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's relationship, Deadline…
Maggie Serota / October 24, 2018
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