Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

Sexism, Feminism, and the Movement: Kathleen Hanna Doesn’t Hold Back in New Memoir

  Kathleen Hanna interviewed for her memoir, Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk, for SPIN: Sexism, Feminism, and the Movement: Kathleen Hanna Doesn’t Hold Back in New Memoir In … Continue reading

May 14, 2024 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stones Muse Anita Pallenberg ‘Was a Real Tornado, Didn’t Give Two Fucks’

Alexis Bloom and Svetlana Zill, directors of the documentary, Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg, interviewed for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: Rolling Stones Muse Anita Pallenberg ‘Was a Real Tornado, … Continue reading

May 2, 2024 · Leave a comment

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Tommy Lee

Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee interviewed about the group’s single, “Dogs of War” for SPIN: Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Tommy Lee The Mötley Crüe drummer on the band’s new single, working … Continue reading

April 26, 2024 · Leave a comment

Your Guide to Music Festivals That Aren’t Lollapalooza

Curated a list of destination festivals that aren’t necessarily the marquee names for SPIN: Your Guide to Music Festivals That Aren’t Lollapalooza

April 15, 2024 · Leave a comment

Give Me the Libertines or Give Me Death

The Libertines‘ Carl Barât interviewed for their album, All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade, for SPIN: Give Me the Libertines or Give Me Death ‘Oh Shit’: The Libertines are back with … Continue reading

April 8, 2024 · Leave a comment

Khruangbin and the Melodic ‘Time Capsule’

Khruangbin‘s Donald “DJ” Johnson interviewed for the trio’s album, A LA SALA, for SPIN: Khruangbin and the Melodic ‘Time Capsule’ We spoke with Donald “DJ” Johnson, Jr. about the Texas … Continue reading

April 5, 2024 · Leave a comment

K-Pop Superstars IVE Tell Us How They Tour in Style

Ninth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring K-pop superstars, IVE: K-Pop Superstars IVE Tell Us How They Tour … Continue reading

March 26, 2024 · Leave a comment

Libraries (Yes, Libraries!) Are Leading the Crusade for New Music Discovery

Feature on public libraries launching their own music streaming platforms and curating artists from their local talent pool and amplifying their work for SPIN: Libraries (Yes, Libraries!) Are Leading the … Continue reading

February 28, 2024 · Leave a comment

Remember Photo Albums? Hollow Coves Pay Tribute on ‘Photographs’

Hollow Coves‘ Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins interviewed about their song “Photographs” for SPIN‘s “Singles” series: Remember Photo Albums? Hollow Coves Pay Tribute on ‘Photographs’ Their new album, ‘Nothing to … Continue reading

February 23, 2024 · Leave a comment

‘60s Muse Turned Psychologist Jenny Boyd Explores Rock’s Greatest Icons

Jenny Boyd interviewed for the latest printing of her book, Icons of Rock: In Their Own Words for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: ‘60s Muse Turned Psychologist Jenny Boyd Explores Rock’s Greatest … Continue reading

February 19, 2024 · Leave a comment

Here’s How Este Haim and Christopher Stracey Create the Perfect Studio “Vibe”

Eighth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring the multi-hyphenate Este Haim and multi-talented Christopher Stracey: Here’s How Este … Continue reading

February 15, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Dead South Rise Again

The Dead South‘s Nate Hilts interviewed for their album, Chains & Stakes, for SPIN‘s “On the Record” series: The Dead South Rise Again We spoke with Nate Hilts about the band’s … Continue reading

February 9, 2024 · Leave a comment

Kraftwerk’s Karl Bartos is Putting ‘Silence Into Art

Former Kraftwerk group member, Karl Bartos, interviewed about his soundtrack for the 1920 film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for SPIN: Kraftwerk’s Karl Bartos is Putting ‘Silence Into Art’ In … Continue reading

February 9, 2024 · Leave a comment

Lo Moon’s Matt Lowell Tells Us About the Song That ‘Felt Like Water’

  Lo Moon‘s Matt Lowell interviewed about their single, “Water,” from their upcoming album, I Wish You Way More Than Luck, for SPIN‘s “Singles” series: Lo Moon’s Matt Lowell Tells Us … Continue reading

February 6, 2024 · Leave a comment

Netflix’s “We Are the World” Documentary Brings Us Back to That Night

Director Bao Nguyen interviewed about The Greatest Night in Pop the documentary on the making of “We Are the World” for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: Netflix’s “We Are the World” Documentary … Continue reading

January 29, 2024 · Leave a comment

Lil Nas X Documentary: An Intimate Portrait of a Cultural Pioneer

Interview with directors Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel about their documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: Lil Nas X Documentary: An Intimate Portrait … Continue reading

January 27, 2024 · Leave a comment

Aoife O’Donovan Releases Powerful New Anthem Inspired by the 19th Amendment

Aoife O’Donovan interviewed about her song “All My Friends” inspired by the 19th Amendment for SPIN‘s “Singles” series: Aoife O’Donovan Releases Powerful New Anthem Inspired by the 19th Amendment ‘All … Continue reading

January 19, 2024 · Leave a comment

Modern English’s Robbie Grey on “I Melt With You” and ‘Making Love as the Bomb Drops’

Modern English‘s Robbie Grey interviewed about their perennial hit, “I Melt With You” for SPIN‘s “The Why & The How” series: Robbie Grey on “I Melt With You” and ‘Making … Continue reading

January 19, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Best Concerts Of 2023

For SPIN‘s Best Concerts of 2023, write-up on Metallica at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on August 27, 2023: The Best Concerts Of 2023 Taylor Swift and Beyoncé led the … Continue reading

December 21, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Book Unravels the Nick Drake Enigma

Writer Richard Morton Jack interviewed about his new biography on Nick Drake, Nick Drake: A Life for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: New Book Unravels the Nick Drake Enigma We interviewed author … Continue reading

December 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

That Rebel Sneer: Billy Idol is ‘Still Killer’

Billy Idol interviewed for the DVD/Blu-ray release of his concert film/documentary, Billy Idol: State Line: Live at the Hoover Dam for SPIN: That Rebel Sneer: Billy Idol is ‘Still Killer’ We … Continue reading

December 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

Here Are Dove Cameron’s Studio Session Essentials

Seventh installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring multi-talented artist, Dove Cameron: Here Are Dove Cameron’s Studio Session Essentials … Continue reading

November 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

New INXS Book is a Love Letter to the Fans

INXS‘ Tim Farriss interviewed about the group’s fan-curated book, Calling All Nations: A Fan History of INXS for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: New INXS Book is a Love Letter to the Fans We spoke with … Continue reading

November 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Bush’s Gavin Rossdale Revisits 1995’s Hit Single “Glycerine”

Bush‘s Gavin Rossdale interviewed about the group’s hit, “Glycerine” ahead of the release of its compilation Loaded: The Greatest Hits 1994 – 2023 for SPIN‘s “The Why The How” series: Bush’s … Continue reading

November 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

In New Graphic Novel, Miles Davis Becomes ‘Music You Can See’

Musician and visual artist Dave Chisholm interviewed for his graphic novel Miles Davis and the Search for the Sound for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: In New Graphic Novel, Miles Davis Becomes … Continue reading

November 7, 2023 · Leave a comment

Photographer Piper Ferguson’s ‘Moments’ Define the History of Alt Rock

Photographer Piper Ferguson interviewed about her book, Indie/Seen: The Indie Rock Photography of Piper Ferguson, for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: Photographer Piper Ferguson’s ‘Moments’ Define the History of Alt Rock … Continue reading

November 1, 2023 · Leave a comment

In New Book, Johnny Marr Lets His Guitars Tell His Story

Johnny Marr interviewed for his book, Marr’s Guitars, for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: In New Book, Johnny Marr Lets His Guitars Tell His Story ‘Marr’s Guitars’ was released on October 17 … Continue reading

October 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘I’m a Single-Minded Voyeur’: Grace Potter’s Road Trip Essentials

Sixth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring powerhouse musician, Grace Potter: ‘I’m a Single-Minded Voyeur’: Grace Potter’s Road … Continue reading

October 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate History of Island Records Has Finally Arrived (Vol. 1, Anyway…)

Neil Storey interviewed about his multi-volume chronology of Island Records, The Island Book of Records Volume I: 1959-1968 for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: The Ultimate History of Island Records Has Finally … Continue reading

October 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

Glam the Justin Tranter Way

Fifth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring songwriter extraordinaire, Justin Tranter: Glam the Justin Tranter Way Whether it’s attire, accessories, makeup, … Continue reading

September 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Bebel Gilberto Wrestles With Love, Loss & Bossa Nova Legacy On Beautiful New Album

Bebel Gilberto interviewed for her album, João, for SPIN‘s “On the Record” series: Bebel Gilberto Wrestles With Love, Loss & Bossa Nova Legacy On Beautiful New Album On ‘João,’ the four-time … Continue reading

September 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Taylor Hanson on the Iranian Protest Anthem “Baraye” and Telling ‘A Human Story Through Music’

Taylor Hanson interviewed for the release of “Baraye – For Women Life Freedom” for SPIN: Taylor Hanson on the Iranian Protest Anthem “Baraye” and Telling ‘A Human Story Through Music’ Taylor, … Continue reading

September 9, 2023 · Leave a comment

Want To Live Like Duran Duran’s John Taylor? Here’s How

Fourth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring Duran Duran‘s John Taylor: Want To Live Like Duran Duran’s John Taylor? Here’s … Continue reading

August 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Andrew Ridgeley Tells Us All About the Summer of Wham!

Andrew Ridgeley interviewed for the WHAM! Netflix documentary and the release of the 40th anniversary singles collection, The Singles: Echoes From the Edge of Heaven for SPIN: Andrew Ridgeley Tells Us All … Continue reading

August 8, 2023 · Leave a comment

LA Story: A Tribute to the Park Plaza Hotel’s Underground Music Scene

Feature on the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles as the birthplace for music and culture movements in the city for SPIN: LA Story: A Tribute to the Park Plaza … Continue reading

July 31, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tom Tom Club’s Chris Frantz On Paris, Pizza & Other Alt Essentials

Third installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club‘s Chris Frantz: Tom Tom Club’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘We Did The Booze, The Drugs, The Fun’: Belinda Carlisle Recalls Touring With The Go-Go’s

Belinda Carlisle interviewed ahead of her tour for SPIN‘s “One Crazy Tour” series: ‘We Did The Booze, The Drugs, The Fun’: Belinda Carlisle Recalls Touring With The Go-Go’s Groupies, being … Continue reading

July 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Three Years After Her Stroke, Lucinda Williams Is Back With A Powerful New Album

Lucinda Williams interviewed for her album, Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart for SPIN‘s “On the Record” series: Three Years After Her Stroke, Lucinda Williams Is Back With A … Continue reading

July 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Syd Barrett Doc Creates A Personal, Technicolor Portrait

Roddy Bogawa, co-director of Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, interviewed about the documentary for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” seris: New Syd Barrett Doc … Continue reading

July 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Berlin’s Terri Nunn On 1986’S “Take My Breath Away”: ‘Everything Changed When That Song Came Out’

Berlin‘s Terri Nunn interviewed about the group’s stratospheric smash “Take My Breath Away” ahead of their “Letting it Go Show” tour with Culture Club for SPIN‘s “The Why The How” … Continue reading

July 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Documentary On Peter Case Highlights The Plight Of The Everyman Musician

Peter Case interviewed about the documentary of his life as a musician, Peter Case: A Million Miles Away for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: New Documentary On Peter Case Highlights The … Continue reading

June 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

World Traveler Belinda Carlisle Picks Her 10 Essential Cities Across The Globe

Second installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle: World Traveler Belinda Carlisle Picks … Continue reading

June 21, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘Her Life Had So Much Impact’: Donna Summer’s Daughter Brooklyn Sudano On Her Mother’s Life & Legacy

Donna Summer‘s daughter Brooklyn Sudano interviewed about her (co-)directorial debut, the HBO original documentary, Love to Love You, Donna Summer, out on MAX, for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: ‘Her Life … Continue reading

June 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘Liberty Had Turned [Elton] Down After Recording Demos With Him’

Former music executive Andrew Lauder interviewed about his autobiography (co-written with Mick Houghton) , Happy Trails: Andrew Lauder’s Charmed Life and High Times in the Record Business for SPIN‘s “Read … Continue reading

June 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Essentials: Greta Van Fleet’s Sam Kiszka Talks Trees, Tequila & Tofu

Premiere installment of my new column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, kicking off with Greta Van Fleet‘s Sam Kiszka: The … Continue reading

May 22, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Damned’s Captain Sensible On Creating New Music: ‘It’s What We Do’

The Damned‘s Captain Sensible interviewed for their album Darkadelic for SPIN: The Damned’s Captain Sensible On Creating New Music: ‘It’s What We Do’ Captain Sensible talks starting him own political … Continue reading

April 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

Susanna Hoffs: ‘Music Is The Beginning, Middle And End Of Every Day For Me’

Susanna Hoffs interviewed for her album of covers, The Deep End, and her debut novel, This Bird Has Flown, for SPIN‘s On the Record series: Susanna Hoffs: ‘Music Is The … Continue reading

April 7, 2023 · Leave a comment

Graham Coxon: ‘I Wish Somebody Had Told Me, Had Warned Me, In 1991…’

Graham Coxon interviewed about his memoir, Verse, Chorus, Monster! for SPIN‘s Read Me series: Graham Coxon: ‘I Wish Somebody Had Told Me, Had Warned Me, In 1991…’ The sometime Blur … Continue reading

March 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Ani Di Franco Calls Writing A Children’s Book ‘A Different Bag Of Doughnuts’

Ani Di Franco interviewed for her first children’s picture book, The Knowing, for SPIN‘s Read Me series: Ani Di Franco Calls Writing A Children’s Book ‘A Different Bag Of Doughnuts’

March 7, 2023 · Leave a comment

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