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Nirvana: Bob Guccione Jr.’s 1994 Editorial on Kurt Cobain’s Death

When I heard Kurt Cobain's body had been found and that he had died from an apparent suicide, I was in Detroit on business. Television…
Bob Guccione Jr. / December 30, 2015

Atlanta Child Murders: SPIN’s 1986 Feature, ‘A Question of Justice’

In late 1985, one of our editors, Rudy Langlais, stopped by my office one evening on his way home and casually said: "Would you be…

The Berlin Wall: SPIN’s 1990 Feature on the Fall, ‘So You Say You Want a Revolution’

When the Berlin Wall came down (a misnomer — it opened at Checkpoint Charlie on November 9, 1989, and people streamed through, but it was a…
Celia Farber / November 14, 2015

God Rocks: SPIN’s 1993 Feature on the Siege in Waco, Texas

When, in February of 1993, the Branch Davidian cult were suddenly put under siege by federal law enforcement agencies pursuing the arrest of the cult leader, David…
Darcey Steinke / November 6, 2015

Middle-American Gothic: SPIN’s 2006 Feature By Jonathan Ames

Not to be too much of a kiss-ass brown-noser — God, those two phrases, especially when paired, reveal themselves to be rather vulgar — but…
Jonathan Ames / October 31, 2015

In Search for the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Northern Exposure’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you’ll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Mark Blackwell / October 23, 2015

Richard Hell Searches for the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Bad Lands’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you’ll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Richard Hell / October 22, 2015

In Search of the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Looking for Rock in All the Wrong Places’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you’ll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Celia Farber / October 21, 2015

In Search of the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Morning’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you'll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Jim Greer / October 20, 2015

AIDS and the AZT Scandal: SPIN’s 1989 Feature, ‘Sins of Omission’

At the end of 1989, two years after we had started the highly controversial AIDS column in SPIN, we published an article by Celia Farber…
Celia Farber / October 5, 2015

Charles Manson vs. Woodstock: SPIN’s 1994 Cover Story, ‘Summer of ’69’

I was flattered, of course, when SPIN decided to put my 5,000-word thinkpiece contrasting the 25th anniversaries of Woodstock and the Manson Family murders on…
Mike Rubin / September 25, 2015

Sinéad O’Connor: SPIN’s 1991 Cover Story, ‘Special Child’

We were the first magazine in America by a long way to announce that Sinéad O'Connor was a great artist and was going to leave…
Bob Guccione Jr. / September 18, 2015

Life After Death: SPIN’s 1996 Feature on the Unspeakable War in Sarajevo

Just a couple of weeks after the Dayton Peace Accord brought an end to war in the former Yugoslavia, I decided I wanted to go…
Bob Guccione Jr. / September 11, 2015

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Talks Foo Fighters’ Success and Missing Kurt Cobain

Earlier this week, we shared a new exclusive interview between Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and SPIN founder Bob Guccione Jr. In that clip, the two discussed…
SPIN Staff / September 10, 2015

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Talks About That Time He Was a War Reporter for SPIN

In 1993, SPIN founder (and recent WTF guest) Bob Guccione Jr. commissioned Nirvana's Krist Novoselic to go report on the unfolding civil war in Croatia.
SPIN Staff / September 9, 2015
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