John Norris

Music

VICE Exclusive: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz's Epic New Video for 'Human Sadness'

The music video is a sweeping new 13-minute short film that delivers, at long last, a visual accompaniment to the musical lynchpin of Tyranny, the wild debut from Julian Casablancas + The Voidz.
John Norris
5.27.15
Music

A Place to Bury Strangers on the End of Death by Audio and Their New Album 'Transfixiation'

"I embrace change. Sometimes it can be hard to see, but it's the way life is. You gotta embrace it, or you're gonna be a bitter old man, you know?"
John Norris
2.25.15
Music

Dan Deacon Talks About His New Album and Being Addicted to Stress

"I use stress as a motivator... I was like, 'Oh I can get anything done at the last minute.' But then I realized that I was addicted to the feeling."
John Norris
2.18.15
Music

The Grammys: Sam Smith Ruled, Madonna Returned to Form, and Kanye Was Kanye

Last night's 57th edition of "Music's Biggest Night" was proof once again that the Grammys will always try to be everything to everyone.
John Norris
2.9.15
Music

Chris Crocker Sings Death Cab for Cutie–Like Songs About Life After Britney

Even if you know only one thing about Chris Crocker, you can probably work out what "three words" he's referring to in the title of his debut album More Than Three Words.
John Norris
2.1.15
Music

Why Are Movie Awards So Much Better Than Music Awards?

Why do music industry awards shows regularly ignore albums and artists beloved by knowledgeable music fans? Here are a few theories.
John Norris
1.29.15
Music

JD Samson's Life After MEN

JD Samson's queer art and music collective MEN has decided to call it quits, so we spoke to the queer icon about what's next.
John Norris
1.10.15
Music

Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein Ad Will Make You Belieb He's a Sex God

Although the ads confirm his sex appeal, they fail to fix all of Bieber's public relations problems. Even though he looks like a man, it's still a question as to whether he will act like one in 2015.
John Norris
1.7.15
Sports

Ex-NFL Player Chris Kluwe Has Become an Unlikely Fighter for Gender Equality

As a football player, Chris Kluwe was a punter, but in his post-NFL life, he's been a beast, defending everyone from LGBT people to the victims of gamergate.
John Norris
11.30.14