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  1. Drake Should Host More Awards Shows

    04.25 / 23:39 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    There was a time, when he was taking a break from music, that Justin Timberlake was considered "funny." This was mostly because of a few appearances on SNL, but enough people, including Timberlake himself, became convinced of it that Timberlake made a brief foray into acting, starring in the consciously raunchy rom-com Friends With…
  2. Aretha Franklin Is Still Mad at Dionne Warwick for What Happened at Whitney Houston’s Funeral

    04.25 / 23:39 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    One thing you should never do is say that Aretha Franklin is the late Whitney Houston's godmother, because it's not true. Dionne Warwick made that mistake at Houston's funeral five years ago and Aretha is still not cool with her. In fact, she's still pissed enough to send Associated Press a "lengthy fax" about it in 2…
  3. Madonna Wants Nothing to Do With the New Biopic About Her

    04.25 / 22:22 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    According to a Hollywood Reporter exclusive that ran last night, a biopic about the early years of Madonna's career called Blond Ambition is in the works with Universal Pictures. It's coming from Rush Hour creator and Hollywood superproducer Brett Ratner and Michael DeLuca, who produced Fifty Shades of Grey. The script topped the Hollywood blacklist (a ranking of…
  4. Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn Both Agree: No One Cares About Liam

    04.25 / 22:22 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    As any Oasis or Blur fan will tell you, Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn used to be bitter enemies. Now... they're not. They've even collaborated together: Gallagher appears on the upcoming Gorillaz album, Humanz, which is out this Friday. In a new interview with New York, Albarn and Gallagher spoke about the collaboration, and revealed another common gr…
  5. Watch Julie Byrne Sing “No Woman” With Whitney’s Julien Ehrlich

    04.25 / 22:22 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Julie Byrne is on tour opening for Whitney right now, and the pair performed at the Glass House in Pomona on Saturday. In addition to trading sets on stage that evening, Whitney’s Julien Ehrlich performed the band’s single "No Woman" backstage with Byrne. The following lo-fi clip shot by Faith Silva finds Ehrlich delicately str…
  6. Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Joey Bada$$, and DJ Khaled Are Hitting Hot 97’s Summer Jam Again This Year

    04.25 / 22:22 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Hot 97 finally revealed its Stadium Stage lineup over the course of an hour this afternoon. This year's performers include DJ Khaled & Friends, Konshens, Charly Black, Desiigner, Jidenna, Tory Lanez, Trey Songz, Joey Bada$$, Chris Brown, Migos, and Remy Ma & Fat Joe. This will be DJ Khaled's second straight year…
  7. Doritos, Please “Rewind” Your Decision to Put Tape Players in My Chips

    04.25 / 22:22 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    The bargain for living in America is knowing that nearly every facet of your life—the foods and drinks you consume, the salary you earn, the entertainments you enjoy, the clothes you wear—is produced and influenced by the smiling face of corporate money. But if it's easy to remember that we're all compromised, and a little hard…
  8. Report: Sony Ending Relationship With Dr. Luke

    04.25 / 21:10 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, Sony Music is "ending its partnership" with Dr. Luke, center in the above photo, whose life over the last several years has been consumed by a legal battle with Ke$ha over allegations that the mega-producer sexually and emotionally abused her while she was signed to his label. …
  9. Live: Third Eye Blind and Smash Mouth Play Philadelphia’s Electric Factory

    04.25 / 21:10 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Third Eye Blind and Smash Mouth played shows together in 1998, and Chuck Eddy was there to write about the spectacle. In honor of our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 that includes songs by both bands, we’ve republished it here. Electric Factory, Philadelphia February 28, 1998 Eve…
  10. Review: Prodigy – Fat of the Land

    04.25 / 20:01 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    This album originally came out June 30, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 that includes Prodigy's "Firestarter" and "Breathe," we’ve republished it here. Prodigy, to put it mildly, are malleable. Dancer/bellower Keith Flint may look like a punk now, but he's aR…
  11. Listen to “It’s Not Enough,” the Johnny Jewel-Produced Single From HEAVEN

    04.25 / 20:01 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Electronic group HEAVEN have released their first single and video, "It's Not Enough." The group have an EP and album forthcoming, both of which were produced by the Chromatics' Johnny Jewel. "It's Not Enough" was directed by Rene & Radka and stars Hana Vagnerova. The muted violet hues coloring the video and images mirrored a…
  12. Review: Everclear – So Much for the Afterglow

    04.25 / 20:01 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    This album originally came out October 7, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 that includes Everclear's "Everything to Everyone," we’ve republished it here. A decade ago, I pushed my toddler son's stroller through Ann Arbor, Michigan, where marijuana was almost lega…
  13. Review: Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape

    04.25 / 20:01 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    This album originally came out May 20, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 that includes Foo Fighters "Everlong," "Monkey Wrench," and "My Hero," we’ve republished it here. It's hard to view something like this new Foo Fighters record and not…
  14. Review: Cornershop – When I Was Born for the 7th Time

    04.25 / 20:01 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    This album originally came out September 8, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 that includes Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha," we've republished it here Given the racial tensions that plague our spliced-up world, the first step toward "unity" may be t…
  15. Why I Like Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” More Than Every Nirvana Song

    04.25 / 18:02 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    When you get older, it's nice to revisit art that once affected you deeply, and find that the work still speaks to you. (A truncated list of such things I’ve enjoyed in the last year: The Beatles; Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle; Final Fantasy VII.) A similarly important experience is how to acknowledge th…
  16. Even Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Intro Skit Charted on the Hot 100

    04.25 / 18:02 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    An entire album charting on the Hot 100 isn't an extreme rarity in the streaming era. The Weeknd's feckless Starboy accomplished the feat last December and Drake's playlist More Life did the same in March. Kendrick Lamar is undoubtedly on their level of superstardom, so 13 of the 14 tracks charting on the Billboard Hot 100 wouldn't have been surp…
  17. Incubus Talk 20 Years of S.C.I.E.N.C.E. and Collaborating With Skrillex on New Album 8

    04.25 / 18:02 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Incubus’s new album 8 was nearly finished when Skrillex paid the band a visit at Paramount Recording Studio in Los Angeles. The dubstep producer and pop auteur is a close friend of Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, and the band had expressed interest in having him contribute a remix to the record. "We were i…