Tina Turner

Simply the Best

To be a Baptist gospel choir singer from Nutbush, Tennessee, and dream of being the first Black rock and roll performer to sell out football…
Erica Campbell / March 27, 2021

Leather Pants and Chicken Wings: The Real Stories Behind Live Aid

Take it from Rob Halford: It is difficult pulling leather chaps over sweaty legs. The Judas Priest frontman would learn that lesson anew when his…
Chris Harris / July 13, 2020

John Fogerty Says Use of “Proud Mary” in the New Taraji P. Henson Action Movie “Irks” Him

It seems John Fogerty is not looking forward to the release of Proud Mary, the upcoming Babak-Najafi-directed thriller starring Taraji P. Henson in the titular role: a Boston…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 12, 2018

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Ike’s Story: SPIN’s 1985 Feature on Ike Turner

In the very early days, right after we launched the magazine, and as the reality set in we had to do this every…
Edward Kiersh / June 11, 2015