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64 More Acts That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What took you so long? For the artists and bands in this list, the answers include poverty, market indifference, drug addiction, and catastrophic hearing loss.
Brad Shoup | May 30, 2018 - 10:57 am

Best Covers

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

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The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith Finds His Vaporwave On The “Shitpost Wizard” Channel

Mike Nesmith is often considered the Monkees’ truest musical visionary—the band’s most serious songwriter and instrumentalist, the guy who tried to wrest control of the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | August 22, 2018 - 7:01 pm

Church Burns Down Before It Could Be Converted Into Davy Jones Museum

A church that was meant to serve as a museum honoring the late Monkees singer Davy Jones burned down early this morning before being able…
James Rettig | October 11, 2016 - 9:50 am

Watch Ben Gibbard Perform With The Monkees In Seattle

Ben Gibbard joined the Monkees onstage last night at Seattle's Moore Theater to perform two songs. The first was "Me & Magdalena," which Gibbard wrote…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 27, 2016 - 4:52 pm

The Monkees – “Me & Magdalena” (Written By Ben Gibbard)

Next week, the Monkees will release Good Times!, their first new album in 20 years and the first since the death of founding member Davy
James Rettig | May 20, 2016 - 9:57 am

The Monkees – “You Bring The Summer” (Written By XTC’s Andy Partridge)

The Monkees are returning later this month with Good Times!, their first new album in 20 years and their first since the death of original
Peter Helman | May 2, 2016 - 9:46 pm

The Monkees – “She Makes Me Laugh” (Written By Rivers Cuomo)

Earlier this year, we learned that '60s pop relics the Monkees were making a new album and that they were working with songwriters like Noel…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 2:55 pm

Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher, Andy Partridge Write Songs For New Monkees Album

Davy Jones, the singer for the '60s psych-pop boy band the Monkees, died in 2012, but it looks like some version of the band intends…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2016 - 9:46 am

Django Django – “Porpoise Song” (The Monkees Cover)

The Monkees were a made-for-TV band designed to capitalize on the Beatles' popularity and to engage in wacky sitcom hijinks. But in 1968, they made…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2014 - 8:38 am

R.I.P. Davy Jones

TMZ reports that Davy Jones, singer for the Monkees, died of a heart attack this morning while at home in Florida. He was 66. …
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Then He Saw Their Trades, Now He’s A Believer

Hey hey they're the Monkees! Who knew they'd be whoring around? Okay, in fairness you had to figure at this point they'd be trying to…
Stereogum | September 24, 2007 - 4:23 pm