Josh Modell

Essays

Why Your Favorite Alt-Rock Legends Are Remixing Their Old Albums

Acts like The Replacements, Pearl Jam, and now R.E.M. have decided to tinker with the past. But they’re not rewriting history—just presenting it from a new angle.
Josh Modell
a day ago
Interviews

Peter Hook Is on a Mission to Play Every New Order Song—Without New Order

In New Order and Joy Division, he wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 80s. Now he tells VICE what it's like to share them with the band that dumped him.
Josh Modell
10.16.19
Interviews

Listen to a New Remix of R.E.M.’s Kurt Cobain Tribute Song 'Let Me In'

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills talks to VICE about the upcoming reissue of the band's 1995 album, 'Monster,' out November 1 as a part of a big box set.
Josh Modell
10.10.19
PROFILES

Frightened Rabbit’s New Compilation Celebrates Scott Hutchison's Life

The Scottish band put together a covers album as a tribute to their most beloved record before the death of their singer last year. They didn't change a note.
Josh Modell
7.31.19
In Memoriam

RIP Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton, Who Lived Just Shy of Stardom

The late singer fronted a band that influenced the likes of the Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but would sadly only be a rock 'n' roll footnote.
Josh Modell
5.29.18
In Memoriam

The Brutal, Graceful Optimism of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

The frontman had a gift for finding the funny and the cripplingly sad in his songwriting.
Josh Modell
5.11.18
Rank Your Records

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison Rates the Band’s Five LPs

Just after the release of a surprise new side project, the frontman openly discusses the triumphs and missteps of his main band’s catalog.
Josh Modell
5.3.18