Cover Story

Sheer Mag Will Win

It’s on a blazing summer day that I meet Sheer Mag, the Philadelphia indie rock band, at House of Vans, one of several large venues…
Jordan Sargent / August 2, 2017

Revisit Our May 2003 Linkin Park Cover Story: How to Succeed in Rock n’ Roll by Really, Really, Really Trying

Linkin Park are more than the eight-times-platinum “nice guys” of nü metal. They’re crusaders who’ll endure any torture—even near-death spider bites—to bring salvation to a…
Alex Pappademas / July 20, 2017

Broken Social Scene: Friends Forever

At the turn of the millennium, the internet was a new and novel discovery vehicle for music outside the usual routes. While New York's rock scene…
Jeremy Gordon / July 6, 2017

Phoenix: Singing Ti Amo ‘Til We All Get Along

On the last day of May, music industry figures gathered at Paul’s Casablanca, a Manhattan bar, to toast the impending release of Phoenix’s upcoming album, Ti…
Jeremy Gordon / June 5, 2017

Behind Blue Eyes: Spin’s 2002 Eminem Cover Story

Well, he's right--it does feel pretty empty without him. It's a few hours before the MTV Video Music Awards, and things are frantic inside Radio…
Alan Light / May 31, 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

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

Jlin’s Rust Belt Modernism

With its thumping soul music, eager salespeople, and flashing lights meant to simulate a dance party, the DJ and electronic music section of the Guitar…
Andy Cush / May 11, 2017

Political Chaos Won’t Stop Venezuela’s La Vida Bohème

In 2013, Venezuelan rock band La Vida Bohème stood onstage at the Latin Grammys in black liqui liqui suits, their faces smeared in black paint.
Beverly Bryan / April 18, 2017

Pissed Jeans: Men Against Boys

Matt Korvette has only been to Big Gay Ice Cream in South Philadelphia once before. It’s 8 p.m. the evening after Valentine’s Day and the…
Maria Sherman / March 9, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G.: The Surreal Afterlife of a Hip-Hop Hero

This piece first ran as the cover story of the January 1998 issue of Spin. We are republishing the story in remembrance of the 20th anniversary…
Charles Aaron / March 9, 2017

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
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