"This was a picture I wanted for a long time," says SPIN photog Erik Voake of this image, taken, like many in this gallery, at a festival run by weed-rappers Cypress Hill. "As a concert photographer, I don't always get the chance to shoot my favorite bands and I love Slipknot. So this is a really personal photo for me."
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »