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Take Cover: Common Unleashes Fiery Drake Dis

No longer content to beef with Maya Angelou and Sarah Palin, conscious hip-hop icon Common has found the softest target humanly possible for his ire:…
christopherschultz / January 9, 2012

In Bed With Feist

Leslie Feist is exhausted. She's curled up beneath the covers of the stately oak-framed bed in her room at the Lafayette House hotel in downtown…
William Goodman / October 12, 2011

Yeasayer Record “Demented R&B” for Next LP

In SPIN's eight-out-of-10 review of Yeasayer's 2010 album Odd Blood, we praised the Brooklyn psych-rockers' bold and flamboyant dance sound, and asked, "What's coming next?"
William Goodman / October 6, 2011

Tough Questions for Evanescence’s Amy Lee

After a decade of multiplatinum sales, two Grammy awards, and the messy departure of band cofounder Ben Moody, Evanescence siren Amy Lee took a hiatus…
Camille Dodero / October 5, 2011

Noel Gallagher Tells Stories About Solo LP

"These songs never would have ended up on an Oasis record," Noel Gallagher says about the 10 tracks on Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, his…
William Goodman / October 4, 2011

IN THE STUDIO: Emily Haines Talks Metric LP

Last November, Metric capped their first decade as a band with gigs at NYC's Museum of Modern Art and Miami's edgy Art Basel festival, and…
Peter Gaston / October 3, 2011

BACKSTAGE PASS: Fucked Up & Wavves

Nathan Williams, singer-guitarist for the San Diego surf punks Wavves, is a weed-puffin' bro with a "Life's a Beach" 'tude. Fucked Up's Damian Abraham is…
Eric Magnuson / September 30, 2011

Q&A: Neon Indian Conquers ‘Creative Paralysis’

You could call Alan Palomo, the 23-year-old mastermind behind atmospheric synth-pop outfit Neon Indian, a detail-oriented person.
William Goodman / September 14, 2011

Q&A: Noel Gallagher on Solo LP, Oasis

For nearly two decades Noel Gallagher was the songwriting genius behind Oasis, penning radio-ruling classics like "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova," while his younger brother Liam…
William Goodman / September 9, 2011

Q&A: The Rapture’s Luke Jenner On New LP

New York City's influential dance-punk outfit the Rapture will end a five-year hiatus on September 6 with the release of their fourth album, In the…
William Goodman / September 1, 2011

Inside Sonic Youth and Nirvana’s Epic 1991 Tour

Months before Nirvana overtook the world with "Teen Spirit" mania in late 1991, the band was tapped by Sonic Youth for a European festival tour.
Kevin O'Donnell / August 25, 2011

TOUR EXCLUSIVE: Blink-182 & My Chem Backstage

Blink-182 recruited My Chemical Romance to join them on the Honda Civic Tour this summer and fall. Blink are playing songs from their September 27…
Jonah Bayer / August 22, 2011

Anthony Bourdain Cooks With QOTSA

Anthony Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations and author of the legendary culinary memoir Kitchen Confidential, is an unabashed music fan -- even…
Peter Gaston / August 8, 2011

Inside Nick Zinner’s Epic ’41 Strings’ Symphony

In May, Nick Zinner stepped out of the rock club and into the symphony space. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist (along with collaborators Hisham Akira…
Kevin O'Donnell / August 3, 2011

Q&A: Comic Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is the first to admit that he isn't technically "very famous," which is why he called his first stand-up special precisely that.
Phoebe Reilly / August 3, 2011
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