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Rolling Stones Relinquish “Bitter Sweet Symphony” Songwriting Credits to the Verve’s Richard Ashcroft

22 years after the original release of the song, The Verve's Richard Ashcroft has finally received publishing credit and songwriting rights for "Bitter Sweet Symphony"
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 23, 2019

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Switchfoot Cover Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend and Harry Styles on New EP

Harry Styles, Coachella headliner Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend and the Verve once had nothing in common. Well, now they do. Alt-rock quintet Switchfoot announced a…
Brenton Blanchet / May 29, 2020

Here’s How Richard Ashcroft Won Back “Bitter Sweet Symphony” Rights From The Rolling Stones

When Steve Kutner and John Kennedy took over managing Richard Ashcroft in early 2018, they knew one of the first things on their task list…
Richard Smirke, Billboard / June 24, 2019

Remembering Atlanta’s 30-Minute “Bittersweet Symphony” Radio Marathon of 1997

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" as a single, as our friends at Stereogum point out. We may…
Andy Cush / June 16, 2017

The Verve: Mad for It

The Verve's 'Urban Hymns' originally came out September 29, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Maureen Callahan / April 26, 2017

The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

Richard Ashcroft Returns To New York

The latest solo album from Verve singer Richard Ashcroft, United Nations of Sound, came out in the U.K last year, and reviews were not particularly…
Michael Tedder / March 24, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Verve’s Ashcroft Premieres Solo Song

On-again, off-again Britpop outfit the Verve broke up, for the third time, in 2009, following their excellent comeback album Forth. Bummer. But the split is…
Vann Alexandra / March 1, 2011

New Albums From the Verve, Slipknot, Matthew Sweet, and More

Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores this week. Check out SPIN's full review below, plus a stream of a song…
SPIN Staff / August 25, 2008

SPIN’s Week in Review, August 18-22

It was a busy week in SPIN.com-land, as we deployed our fearless rock'n'roll vagabond Zack on the road with Radiohead; hosted a stream of the…
SPIN Staff / August 22, 2008

Exclusive Stream: The Verve, “Noise Epic”

Since the Verve officially split in 1999, the band's -- and not just frontman Richard Ashcroft's -- Shaman-like, transcendent qualities have been noticeably absent from…
William Goodman / August 18, 2008

Exclusive: New Verve Cover Art Revealed

It seems 2008 is destined to be the year the Brits take back rock radio. Following the critical and commercial smash of SPIN July cover…
Kenny Herzog / July 2, 2008

New Verve Album Out Aug. 19

After a ten-year absence, gaunt, shaman-like frontman Richard Ashcroft's recently reunited psych-pop outfit the Verve will return Aug. 19 with their yet-to-be titled follow up…
William Goodman / June 24, 2008