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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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John Lennon ‘Look At Me’ Video Features Unearthed 1968 Footage of John and Yoko

The John Lennon Estate has gifted a music video for the ultimate mix of "Look At Me" featuring never-before-seen footage — black and white and…
Anna VanValkenburgh / April 1, 2021

Silence Is Golden

In 1959, University of Detroit staffers slipped three silent 45s into the student union jukebox, designed to allow the purchase of peace and quiet during…
Jonathan Rowe / March 12, 2021

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band The Ultimate Collection Reissue Will Feature 87 Never-Before-Heard Recordings

Yoko Ono Lennon will celebrate 50 years of the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — a record Lennon described as "the best thing I’ve ever done" — with…
Katherine Turman / March 4, 2021

The 50 Best Albums of 1971

It's become a cliché, even for post-Baby Boomers, to look back wistfully on the early '70s as some kind of untouchable golden age for popular…
SPIN Staff / January 26, 2021

David Bowie’s Birthday Celebrated With His Covers of John Lennon and Bob Dylan Songs

David Bowie's birthday today would have been the Starman's 74th, and to celebrate, two previously unreleased covers are being shared — Bowie's version of John…
Katherine Turman / January 8, 2021

Watch Chris Cornell’s Video for John Lennon Cover ‘Watching the Wheels’

Chris Cornell's cover of the John Lennon classic "Watching the Wheels" received the lyric video treatment, and early viewers were able to join the Cornell…
Katherine Turman / December 22, 2020

David Bowie Covers John Lennon and Bob Dylan on New Vinyl Single

To celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 74th birthday, on Jan. 8. 2020 two previously unreleased covers — John Lennon’s "Mother" and Bob Dylan’s "Tryin’…
Katherine Turman / December 16, 2020

SPIN’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

COVID-19 brought the concert industry to a screeching halt in 2020. But all that disposable income music fans generally spend on concert tickets…
Ron Hart / December 13, 2020

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Remember John Lennon on the 40th Anniversary of His Murder

The Beatles' Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Sean and Julian Lennon, remember their bandmate and father on the day when, 40 years ago, John…
Katherine Turman / December 8, 2020

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
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