Cover Story

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

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

Madonna: The 1985 ‘Like a Virgin’ Cover Story

[This bulleted interview was originally published in the May 1985 issue of SPIN, which hit newsstands on March 19, 1985.]…
Scott Cohen / November 12, 2014

Green Day: The 2004 ‘American Idiot’ Cover Story

[This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of SPIN.] Two punks, dressed in black, get on a plane. They are famous,…
Alex Pappademas / September 25, 2014

Running With the Devil, by Marilyn Manson

He may be an agent of Satan, but, oh!, the places he's been, the people he's known... In this exclusive excerpt from Marilyn Manson's upcoming…
Marilyn Manson / July 18, 2014

Marilyn Manson: Return of the Living Dead

After a breakup left him "completely destroyed," Marilyn Manson strikes back with a new (very young) muse, an intensely personal album, and a distaste for…
Jonathan Ames / July 18, 2014

Beck: SPIN’s 1996 Artist of the Year

When told he had been selected SPIN's Artist of the Year, Beck mulled the news over for a second, plucked a grape from a bowl…
Neil Strauss / July 8, 2014

Reverberation: The Beck Sessions

FADE IN AMSTERDAM, JUNE 30…
John McAlley / July 8, 2014

Moonwalking in L.A. With Beck

In the four years since his folk-hop opus "Odelay," Beck's world has turned upside-down. Teens and meatheads have taken over, slacking has given way to cell…
Chris Norris / July 8, 2014

Beck’s Subterranean Homeboy Blues

This is Beck. He's not a slacker, an angst-ridden mouthpiece, or a loser, baby. He's a cosmic naïf with one foot on the zeitgeist wahwah…
Mike Rubin / July 8, 2014

Michael Jackson’s 1987 SPIN Cover: ‘The Pressure to Beat It’

It is October 1986, and Michael Jackson is holed up in a West Hollywood recording studio trying to complete the follow-up to Thriller, the best-selling…
Quincy Troupe / June 25, 2014

Courtney Love: The 1994 Hole Cover Story, ‘Love Conquers All’

(This article was originally published in the May 1994 issue of SPIN.) Our story begins where it ends, at 5 a.m., in a…
Dennis Cooper / April 11, 2014

Nirvana: The 1994 Cover Story on Kurt Cobain’s Death, ‘Into the Black’

This article was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN. In honor of SPIN's 30th anniversary, we're repromoting this piece as the final…
Gina Arnold / April 3, 2014

Kim Deal: The Breeders Leader Gets Pissed

She's lying flat on her tummy on the carpeted floor of a wood-paneled TV room, legs scissoring playfully, elbows propped up, notebooks and legal pads full…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Nirvana: The 1993 ‘In Utero’ Cover Story, ‘Smashing Their Heads on the Punk Rock’

[This story was originally published in the October 1993 issue of SPIN. In honor of SPIN’s 30th anniversary, we’re repromoting this piece as part of our ongoing "30…
Darcey Steinke / September 19, 2013
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