Cover Story

Priests’ Activist Rock in an Unsettled D.C.

On the night before Donald Trump would be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the Washington D.C. rock band Priests was…
Jeremy Gordon / February 2, 2017

2016: The Year in Review

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 15, 2016

Krist Novoselic on Election Reform

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Krist Novoselic / November 8, 2016

Esperanza Spalding on Knowing Your Ballot

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Esperanza Spalding / November 7, 2016

Vijay Iyer on Musical and Ethnic Identity

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Vijay Iyer / November 4, 2016

Downtown Boys on Immigrant Rights

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Downtown Boys / November 4, 2016

Priests on Welfare Reform

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Katie Alice Greer / November 3, 2016

November 2016: What’s Going On?

With the most important election of this generation looming—and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns heightening…
SPIN Staff / November 2, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Blink-182

"Show me images of Travis Barker," Mark Hoppus tells Siri as he prepares to pose for a SPIN photo shoot. "You'll need to unlock your iPhone first,"
Rachel Brodsky / July 7, 2016

YG: Mama He’s Brazy

YG has gone full vegan. Grill-the-waiter-about-GMOs vegan. Pose-for-PETA vegan. And right now, the Compton rapper — the one who has tattoos snaking up to his…
Rebecca Haithcoat / June 9, 2016

Marissa Nadler’s Apocalypse Dreams

There’s a package waiting for Marissa Nadler. The box was delivered to the singer-songwriter’s Boston apartment earlier today — an overcast and alarmingly windy Thursday…
Kyle McGovern / May 9, 2016

Prince: The Oral History of ‘Purple Rain’

This article was originally published in the July 2009 issue of SPIN, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain. In the wake of Prince’s death,…
Brian Raftery / April 22, 2016

Prince: The 1991 Cover Story, ‘Fresh Prince’

This article was originally published in the September 1991 issue of SPIN. In the wake of Prince's death, we're revisiting this story here. In…
Scott Poulson-Bryant / April 21, 2016

Madonna: The ‘Ray of Light’ Cover Story, ‘Madonna Chooses Dare’

This article was originally published in the April 1998 issue of SPIN. When a musician rooted in an underground sensibility achieves massive success, she…
Barry Walters / March 3, 2016

Baroness Rides Again

In one of many houses in a row on a winding downslope in northern Philadelphia, Baroness are jamming in the basement. On the front porch…
Andrew Unterberger / January 7, 2016
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