The SPIN Interview

The SPIN Interview: American Football’s Mike Kinsella

Mike Kinsella quickly cops to being "old," by which he means that he’s 39, married, and spent the day taking his kids to IKEA. His aw-shucks attitude…
Anna Gaca / October 21, 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

The SPIN Interview: Kathleen Hanna

At 47, Kathleen Hanna has demolished punk and rebuilt it several times over in the name of grrrls everywhere. Fronting her zine-turned-seminal-band Bikini Kill, she…
Dan Weiss / June 23, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Deftones

The most popular metal band ever birthed from California's state capital, Deftones have been capturing the attention and subverting the expectations of metal fans for…
Andrew Unterberger / April 4, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Underworld

It's been 20 years since the future that legendary electronic group Underworld faced was shining its brightest. The long journey of Karl Hyde and Rick…
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Santigold

When Santigold started the year-long process behind her third LP, 99¢, she had no idea what instant grats ("instant gratifications") were. "We went to YouTube to…
Harley Brown / February 25, 2016

The SPIN Interview: Animal Collective

Animal Collective have taken many different forms over the past 15 or so years. Across nine studio albums, the Baltimore-bred band has toyed with star-charting folk songs, wallowed…
Kyle McGovern / January 26, 2016

The SPIN Interview: John Lydon

There's something refreshing, even cleansing, about talking to John Lydon, a guy who's seen death and incompetence, who doesn't suffer fools, who's proven unafraid to…
Dan Weiss / September 9, 2015

The SPIN Interview: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar

Twenty or so years ago, Dan Bejar was, as he puts it, "a f**k up" — a nondescript twentysomething, little money to his name and plenty…
Kyle McGovern / August 3, 2015

The SPIN Interview: TLC Look Back on Their First Decade and Ahead to Their Final Album

With all due respect to En Vogue, Boyz II Men, and a little-known act called Destiny's Child, TLC — the trio of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins,…
Dan Weiss / February 26, 2015

The SPIN Interview: Mark Ronson Looks Back on His 20-Year Journey ‘Uptown’

It took a couple of decades, and a sidewinding journey from DJ to producer to lead artist, but Mark Ronson is officially a pop star…
Andrew Unterberger / January 8, 2015

The SPIN Interview: Mannie Fresh Talks Bounce, Brass Bands, and Twerking for Pop

When Mannie Fresh released his cheery 1989 single "Buck Jump Time" alongside his friend and rapper Gregory D, he didn't know it would later become known…
Puja Patel / June 11, 2014

The SPIN Interview: Kelis Talks ‘Milkshake,’ Feminism, and Inspirational Love

It's been difficult to peg down Kelis. In 1999, the singer and rapper entered a prospering, girl-pop R&B scene with a pink ‘fro and booty…
Puja Patel / April 28, 2014

Walking on Thin Ice: A Career-Spanning Conversation With Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is the muse. Not just for John Lennon, whose love and devotion for her resulted in some of the most beautiful, and most…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 6, 2013

D-Day: Travis Morrison Dissects the Dismemberment Plan’s Return

Though Washington, D.C. stalwarts the Dismemberment Plan are returning this month with Uncanney Valley, their first album in 12 years, the march of time means…
Jordan Sargent / October 11, 2013
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