Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright Is Ready to Return to Pop After Nearly a Decade of Writing Operas

Rufus Wainwright admits that he couldn’t have picked a worse time to waft back from the heady opera-world heights where he’s quietly existed for nearly…
Tom Lanham / July 9, 2020

Rufus Wainwright’s ‘You Ain’t Big’ Lyric Video Delves Into Civil Rights Movement

Rufus Wainwright has always had a knack for delivering strong messages in a subtle yet impactful way. And his new "You Ain't Big" lyric video…
Emily Tan / June 8, 2020

Rufus Wainwright Recruits Family and Friends for ‘Hard Times’ Cover

Saturday marked the end of Rufus Wainwright's 60-day Quarantunes/Robe Recitals Instagram series, and the singer-songwriter closed it out with a bang. Recruiting his…
Katrina Nattress / May 16, 2020

Rufus Wainwright Shares the World’s Collective Feeling in ‘Alone Time’ Video

Rufus Wainwright always seems to craft the perfect song for whatever we're feeling. But his latest single, "Alone Time," couldn't be any more perfect.
Emily Tan / April 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Here Are the Album Release Dates That Have Changed

The coronavirus has disrupted the entire world, and music isn't immune. There's been tour postponements, festival cancellations and musicians even contracting the virus. You can…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2020

Live Music During Coronavirus: Which Artists Are Streaming?

Need a live fix? Look no further than this list of artists who are doing daily—or less occasional—streams through social media and YouTube.
Jolie Lash / March 21, 2020

Rufus Wainwright Shares ‘Peaceful Afternoon’

With everything that's happening in the world, sometimes you just need a good song to make you feel more at ease. Luckily, Rufus Wainwright has…
Emily Tan / March 13, 2020

Rufus Wainwright Announces Unfollow the Rules, 2020 Tour Dates

Rufus Wainwright is finally back with a new album. Unfollow the Rules, which is his first new pop record since 2012, will drop…
Emily Tan / February 27, 2020

Rufus Wainwright Announces “All These Poses” Anniversary Tour

Rufus Wainwright is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut by plotting a North American tour. The tour, entitled "All These Poses," will…
Israel Daramola / April 10, 2018

Lily Allen Releases Mark Ronson-Produced Rufus Wainwright Cover, With Video of the Women’s March

Some of the first lyrics in Rufus Wainwright's 2007 song "Going to a Town" are "Gonna see some folks who have already been let down/I'm…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 24, 2017

St. Vincent Rocked a Toilet Costume Onstage Last Night

St. Vincent performed in a toilet costume last night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, where a benefit concert was being held for the…
Rachel Brodsky / June 29, 2016

Stream Rufus Wainwright’s Sprawling ‘Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets’

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has assembled one of the wildest groups of vocalists and partners for his lengthy new concept piece, Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare…
Brennan Carley / April 19, 2016

Florence Welch Waxes Shakespearean on New Song, ‘When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Sonnet 29)’

Update: The full song has been released. Listen to it below.  Singer-songwriter, composer, and musical historian Rufus Wainwright recently announced plans for a tribute…
Brennan Carley / March 28, 2016

Watch Ezra Koenig, David Byrne, Boy George, More Sing a Song From ‘Grease’

Ezra Koenig spent his Friday night leading SPIN's 2013 Band of the Year through a rollicking set at Bonnaroo, but from the looks of things…
Colin Joyce / June 16, 2014

Strokes’ Next Song, Arcade Fire’s Tour

The second song fans will hear from the Strokes' upcoming album, Angles (out March 22), will be "You're So Right." The New York…
SPIN Staff / February 22, 2011
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