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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

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

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 Modern Lovers: Our 1986 Feature, Funny How Love Is

This article originally appeared in the June 1986 issue of SPIN. "We don't want some girl to fool around with / We don't…
Scott Cohen / July 20, 2019

Rock Hall of Fame 2018: The Cars Play Their Hits, Are Honored by Brandon Flowers

Last night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took over Cleveland, and as part of the event, The Cars performed their songs…
Rob Arcand / April 15, 2018

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

Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, and More Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The inductees to the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame for 2018 are Nina Simone, The Cars, Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, and Dire Straits. One of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 13, 2017

The Cars – “They Won’t See You” (Northern Studios Version)

Tomorrow, Rhino Records will release expanded reissues of the Cars' second and third albums, 1979's Candy-O and 1980's Panorama. Both come with some alternate versions and previously unreleased tracks,…
Anna Gaca / July 27, 2017

Car Seat Headrest Pull Album a Week Before Release Due to Cars Interpolation

No love lost between automotively inclined bands, it would seem. Stadium-indie outfit Car Seat Headrest were scheduled to release Teens of Denial, their much-buzzed-about first…
Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016: Who’s Gonna Get In?

Earlier today, this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 were announced. And surveying the list of the 15…
Andrew Unterberger / October 8, 2015
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