There were a bunch of surprises on Saturday Night Live’s “At Home” episode on Saturday night. Some good. Some not so much. Tom Hanks hosted the episode from afar, looking like he’s on the mend after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Coldplay singer Chris Martin beamed in remotely to the sketch comedy show unannounced and performed Bob […]
Sturgill Simpson Tests Positive For COVID-19 a Month After Exhibiting Symptoms
Sturgill Simpson is the latest musician to test positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, the singer-songwriter revealed his diagnosis in an Instagram post, along with the concerning news that the virus is still in his system a month after he exhibited symptoms. “Ok since they are in short supply these days here are some facts…” Simpson […]
Bonnie Raitt Honors John Prine With Emotional Acoustic Performance of 'Home'
Bonnie Raitt is the latest musician to honor John Prine after he died from COVID-19 complications on April 7 at the age of 73. The country star paid tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter in an emotional video. “For those who aren’t blessed to have a secure and safe home, and adequate medical care, and are worried […]
Lana Del Rey Reveals Spoken Word Album Title and Cover
Lana Del Rey has given new details about her upcoming spoken word poetry album, revealing the title and cover on Instagram early Saturday morning. What she describes as “an audiobook of poems” is titled Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass and the cover art features an orange tree illustrated by Erika Lee Sears. The singer-songwriter also shared that […]
Travis Nelson, Former Okkervil River Drummer, Dies
Travis Nelson, Okkervil River’s drummer from 2003-2010, died on Tuesday (April 7). The band announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday. The cause of death was not revealed. SPIN has reached out to the band’s rep for more information. “He was a radiant, hilarious, charismatic, generous, passionate human being with a heart that was […]
Travis Nelsen, Former Okkervil River Drummer, Dies
Travis Nelsen, Okkervil River’s drummer from 2003-2010, died on Tuesday (April 7). The band announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday. The cause of death was not revealed. SPIN has reached out to the band’s rep for more information. “He was a radiant, hilarious, charismatic, generous, passionate human being with a heart that was […]
Neil Young Shares Latest Fireside Sessions Livestream: 'We're Just Giving You Some Music Here'
Following a short lag due to Daryl Hannah’s illness, Neil Young shared his third Fireside Sessions livestream from his home in Telluride, Colorado. The latest Fireside Sessions was the longest to date, running just over 29 minutes. Opening the set outdoors with a beautiful sunset in the background, Young performed “New Mama” before moving indoors […]
Dave Grohl's Pandemic Playlist Is Pretty Eclectic
Dave Grohl is sitting home bored like everyone else — and he decided to do something about it. Well, not something but he cooked up a playlist for The Atlantic that published on Friday morning. In typical Grohl fashion, the playlist is wide-ranging and eclectic that is reflective of his music taste. “In order to get […]
Pearl Jam Postpone 2020 European Tour to Summer 2021
While they’re really looking forward to playing the new material from their latest album, Gigaton, Pearl Jam have announced that they are postponing their 2020 European tour dates. They are planning to push it June or July 2021. “We are working with all of our partners to reschedule these dates and will release the new […]
The Mountain Goats Release New Album 'Songs for Pierre Chuvin'
The Mountain Goats have dropped a new album without warning. Titled Songs for Pierre Chuvin, the album is the first time since 2002’s All Hail West Texas that John Darnielle has recorded an album entirely on his “infamous and indestructible” boombox. In a statement, Darnielle detailed the process “SO THIS TAPE STARTED while the entire band was […]