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5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: Mike Peters of The Alarm

Name Mike Peters, MBE Best known for  Big hair in the ‘80s—and more recently for saving lives one concert at a time through…
Liza Lentini / July 9, 2021

The 50 Best Live Albums of the 1970s

The concert industry exploded in the 1970s, and the live album, a stopgap project once reserved for only the biggest artists, became a compulsory ritual…
Al Shipley / July 5, 2021

The Reissue Section: Spring 2021

A pair of classic comedy albums from a revolutionary standup, a previously unreleased live recording from one of Germany's most influential bands, a new collection…
Ron Hart / May 31, 2021

Nandi Bushell Covers the Who’s ‘My Generation’ and Dedicates It to Keith Moon

After dabbling in emo and learning about Britpop, Nandi Bushell's back with another classic rock cover, this time tackling the Who's 1965 hit "My Generation."
SPIN Staff / February 14, 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

Tommy, Can You (Still) Hear Me?

Music in general is too rarely inspirational. It has too often become the white noise we shove into the background as we scan social media…
Nathan Adamus / November 30, 2020

A Fan’s Note: The Who Are the Best Bloody Rock Band in the World

This article originally appeared in the September 1989 issue of SPIN.  I turned on the radio at 7:40 p.m. on June 27th and…
Celia Farber / November 17, 2020

Paul McCartney, the Who, the Cure, More Sharing Unseen Live Footage

The Who's Roger Daltrey is tasked each year with putting on the Teenage Cancer Trust's annual concert series at London's Royal Albert Hall. But when the pandemic halted…
Brenton Blanchet / September 28, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

The Who Debut “Break the News” and “She Rocked My World” at London Club

While The Who dropped their latest album, Who, last December, fans haven't had the chance to hear many of those songs live. That is, until now.
Emily Tan / February 13, 2020

Roger Daltrey Wisely Nixed a Rap Pete Townshend Wrote for The Who’s New Album

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey  told Billboard that WHO, the band's first album in 13 years, almost contained a rap part. According to Daltrey, guitarist…
Maggie Serota / December 17, 2019

It Seems Like Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey Still Hate Each Other

The Who's first album in 13 years, Who, is out next month, and in honor of the occasion, Rolling Stone published a new profile of…
Tosten Burks / November 26, 2019

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 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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