Ric Ocasek

The Killers Remember Ric Ocasek With a Performance of The Cars’ “My Best Friend’s Girl”

Honoring a great. The Killers paid tribute to Ric Ocasek during their show in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on September 19, by performing The Cars’ hit "My…
Anna Chan / September 20, 2019

Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws Has a Sweet Story About Working With Ric Ocasek

Matthew Caws of Nada Surf is remembering his late friend and mentor Ric Ocasek in an essay for NPR. The musician writes warmly about his first encounter with…
Will Gottsegen / September 18, 2019

Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute to The Cars’ Ric Ocasek: “His Music Was the Soundtrack of My High School”

Stephen Colbert has joined the growing list of celebrities and artists who are paying tribute to the late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. On the Monday, September…
Will Gottsegen / September 17, 2019

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Remembers Ric Ocasek With “Creepy” Cover of The Cars’ “Just What I Needed”

Many musicians paid tribute to Ric Ocasek, who died at age 75 on September 15, by sharing their memories and tales via social media of…
Anna Chan / September 17, 2019

Ric Ocasek’s Cause of Death Was Heart Disease

Ric Ocasek, the legendary frontman of The Cars, died of heart disease, according to the New York City medical examiner's office. The new wave pioneer,…
Tosten Burks / September 16, 2019

Ric Ocasek Was Recovering “Very Well” From Surgery When He Suddenly Died

Ric Ocasek's family has released a statement following the legendary musician and producer's death. The late frontman of pioneering new wave band The Cars was…
Maggie Serota / September 16, 2019

Weezer, Courtney Love, Billy Corgan, The Killers, and More React to Ric Ocasek’s Death

Ric Ocasek, the beloved producer, solo artist, and frontman of the Cars, passed away this weekend at the age of 75. Tributes to Ocasek, who was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 16, 2019

The Cars’ Ric Ocasek Dead at 75

Ric Ocasek, best known as the frontman and primary songwriter for the legendary new wave band The Cars, has died, TMZ and NBC 4 report.
Taylor Berman / September 15, 2019

Death Cab for Cutie: Our 2005 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 2005 Issue of SPIN. Bruce Springsteen walks into a photo studio in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, looking…
Brian Raftery / August 25, 2019

The Cars – “Shake It Up” (Demo Version)

Last year, Ric-Ocasek-led pop-rock stalwarts The Cars released expanded versions of two of their albums from the turn of the 1980s, Candy-O and 1980’s Panorama. The version included demos, alternate…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 22, 2018