Will Oldham

Will Oldham Remembers the Time He Played With Billy Corgan in New Interview

GQ has a relatively rare interview with Will Oldham, the eccentric genius songwriter who most frequently records as Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Until recently, Oldham's catalog was not available…
Andy Cush / June 28, 2018

10 Great Drag City Releases to Hear Now That Their Catalog Is Streaming

On Sunday, the legendary Chicago label Drag City released the large majority of its catalog on Spotify and Tidal for the first time, ending its run…
SPIN Staff / April 3, 2018

Bonnie “Prince” Billy Announces Susanna Cover Album Wolf of the Cosmos, Releases “People Living” Video

Bonnie "Prince" Billy's last full-length solo release was an album of Merle Haggard songs, Best Troubadour, which came out in May of this year. He…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 31, 2017

Video: Bonnie Prince Billy – “No Time To Cry” (Iris DeMent Cover)

Bonnie Prince Billy recorded a cover of Iris DeMent’s 1993 song "No Time To Cry" for the vinyl edition of his recent album Best Troubador,…

Review: Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Best Troubador Is a Thoughtful Exploration of Merle Haggard’s Rich Catalogue

The "alt-country" tag is a designation often applied to Will Oldham’s music, and yet the Louisville singer-songwriter rarely makes music that sounds like any known…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 4, 2017

Stream Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Merle Haggard Tribute Album Best Troubadour

It's no secret that Will Oldham is a lifelong fan of Merle Haggard, having interviewed him in print and covered his music live. When the country…
Rob Arcand / April 27, 2017

Watch Bonnie “Prince” Billy Cover Merle Haggard’s “Bad Actor” While Accompanied by His Very Cute Dogs

"Hey, we think the Louisville musician known as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy should instead call himself King of the World!" Thus began an interview with Will…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 17, 2017

Here’s All the Anti-Trump Protest Music Released on Inauguration Day

Great protest music isn't the silver lining of autocracy. I haven't asked, but I feel pretty confident saying that all of the artists whose music is featured…
Anna Gaca / January 20, 2017

Angel Olsen, Mitski, Toro Y Moi, How to Dress Well, More Contribute to Anti-Trump Song Project Our First 100 Days

Much is made of a new president's first 100 days in office, when an incoming commander in chief—usually riding a wave of public support—tackles top…
Anna Gaca / January 13, 2017

Watch Joan Shelley, Will Oldham, and Daniel Martin Moore’s Tributes to Leonard Cohen

In a sign of just how bad the past week has been for celebrity deaths, it already feels as if it's been a long time since…
Anna Gaca / December 27, 2016

Cropped Out 2013: DIY Lifers Draft Will Oldham, Mayo Thompson, and Tony Clifton for Kentucky Festival

"The first one was hell on earth," says Cropped Out co-founder James Ardery, recalling the inaugural edition of the DIY festival he and childhood friend…
Kyle McGovern / September 27, 2013

Hear Mark Kozelek’s Wounded ‘It’s Easier Now’ Cover, From Jason Molina Tribute Album

As a tribute to the recently deceased Jason Molina — the singer-songwriter who recorded under his own name, as well as the Songs: Ohia and…
Kyle McGovern / March 25, 2013

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Releases Fragrance That Surprisingly Doesn’t Smell Like Beard

Not to be outdone by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and his whiskey-scented guitar, nor by Nicki Minaj and her busty fembot of a perfume bottle,…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2012

Hear Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s Ghostly ‘Paradise I Missed’

On 2011's Wolfroy Goes to Town, Will "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" Oldham achieved an almost meditative state of spectral closeness with his spare folk musings. And…
SPIN Staff / October 16, 2012

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s 26th EP ‘Now Here’s My Plan’ Due in July

In the time that has passed since last year's return of his Bonnie "Prince" BIlly moniker, Wolfroy Goes to Town, Will Oldham has not only…
Devon Maloney / April 30, 2012
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