Features

Jersey Rap-Punks Ho99o9 Aim to Reclaim Black Rage

If a recent night in Brooklyn is any indication, the first thing you see at a Ho99o9 concert is their fans running for safety. As…
Brian Josephs / May 25, 2017

Meet Me in the Bathroom Is the First Great History of New York’s 21st Century Rock Scene

In the future, some emotionless musicologist may look back at the Strokes and wonder why they were such a big deal. Why all the fuss…
Jeremy Gordon / May 23, 2017

We Finally Figured Out What Childish Gambino’s “Virtual Reality Vinyl” Is All About

While America broke, Donald Glover thrived. His long-awaited sitcom Atlanta was an exalted take on the surrealism of blackness, he introduced "Bad and Boujee" to the Golden Globe…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2017

Revisiting Chris Cornell Through His Most Memorable Musical Moments

"I feel bad for the next city," Chris Cornell reportedly shrugged towards the end of Soundgarden’s unusually disjointed performance at Detroit’s Fox Theater…
Ian Cohen / May 19, 2017

25 Years of Talking to Chris Cornell for Spin

Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died this week at age 52. Over the last three decades Spin spoke to Cornell again and again—as he…
SPIN Staff / May 19, 2017

Good Times, Bad Times: The End of Soundgarden

Chris Cornell, former frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed away May 17, 2017 in Detroit at the age of 52. In light of his passing,…
Julia Chaplin / May 19, 2017

(Sandy) Alex G Is Indie Rock’s Humble Star: “I’m Just Trying to Make Songs That Sound Good”

By most accounts, Alex Giannascoli doesn't look like a star. The baggy jeans and knotted mess of black hair have the makings of a greasy…
Rob Arcand / May 19, 2017

High Fidel-ity: Tom Morello’s 2006 Audioslave Tour Diary

This feature, a journal by Audioslave's lead guitarist Tom Morello detailing the band's visit and concert in Cuba, originally appeared in the August 2005 issue…
Tom Morello / May 19, 2017

Digging the Garden: Spin’s 1992 Soundgarden Interview

It was 1985. My life sucked. I was 25, barely employed, and suffering for my art. My adopted hometown, Seattle, was…
Jonathan Poneman / May 19, 2017

Superwellknown: The 1996 Soundgarden Down on the Upside Cover Story

It’s the middle of a mid-March afternoon, and Soundgarden singer/guitarist Chris Cornell and I have fallen on gray days. There’s a heaviness to the air…
Mike Rubin / May 19, 2017

Hammer of the Gods: Spin’s 1994 Soundgarden Cover Story

Chris Cornell, former frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed away May 17, 2017 in Detroit at the age of 52. In light of his passing, we are republishing…
Jonathan Gold / May 18, 2017

Northwest of Hell: Spin’s 1989 Soundgarden Profile

Chris Cornell, former frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed away May 17, 2017 in Detroit at the age of 52. In light of his passing, we are republishing…
Michael Corcoran / May 18, 2017

The Rusty Cage: Chris Cornell Talks Euphoria Morning in 1999 Interview

This feature on Chris Cornell's first solo record, 'Euphoria Morning', was originally published in the November 1999 issue of Spin. We're republishing it now in…
Matt Diehl / May 18, 2017

Chris Cornell’s 2006 Interview on Audioslave, Addiction, and Reinventing Rock

Chris Cornell, former frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed away last night in Detroit at the age of 52. In the light of his passing,…
Dorian Lynskey / May 17, 2017

Forest Swords Are Dub’s Unlikeliest Ambassadors

When they perform live, Forest Swords reveal themselves for what they really are, which is the world’s proggiest dub reggae ensemble. On a recent evening…
Andy Cush / May 16, 2017
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