To celebrate SPIN's 28th birthday, we'll be looking back at all our covers, from the Herb Ritts-shot Madonna image that appeared on our very first issue to the the fresh photography that continues to make an impact on our covers today. Here's our third decade (and a little bit of out fourth) at a glance.



See our first decade's covers: The 1980s.


See our second decade's covers: The 1990s.

SPIN's Complete Covers Gallery: The 2000s to Today

January 2000: Nine Inch Nails

February 2000: Fiona Apple

March 2000: Rage Against the Machine

April 2000: The Beastie Boys (left), Nirvana (right), Madonna (not pictured), and Notorious B.I.G. (not pictured)

May 2000: No Doubt

June 2000: Moby

July 2000: Matchbox Twenty

August 2000: Eminem

September 2000: Creed

October 2000: David Lee Roth and the 100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock

November 2000: Radiohead

December 2000: Papa Roach

January 2001: Eminem

February 2001: Fatboy Slim

March 2001: Outkast

April 2001: PJ Harvey, Moby, and Bono

May 2001: Joey Ramone and Sid Vicious

June 2001: Tool

July 2001: Blink-182

August 2001: D12

September 2001: Sugar Ray

October 2001: Kurt Cobain

November 2001: Incubus

December 2001: Kid Rock

January 2002: U2

February 2002: KISS

March 2002: Jimmy Fallon

April 2002: Nelly Furtado, Jay-Z, P.O.D. and Gorillaz

May 2002: Pink

June 2002: Moby

July 2002: Weezer

August 2002: Red Hot Chili Peppers

September 2002: Axl Rose

October 2002: The White Stripes

November 2002: Foo Fighters

December 2002: Eminem

January 2003: The Strokes

February 2003: Sum 41

March 2003: Dashboard Confessional

April 2003: Eminem

May 2003: Linkin Park

June 2003: Sid Vicious, Nancy Spungen, and 75 Sleazy Moments in Rock

July 2003: Radiohead

August 2003: Jane's Addiction

September 2003: The White Stripes

October 2003: Dashboard Confessional

November 2003: Dave Matthews

December 2003: The Strokes

January 2004: Coldplay

February 2004: Interpol, the Distillers, the Darkness, and Thursday

March 2004: The Vines

April 2004: Kurt Cobain

May 2004: Morrissey

June 2004: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

July 2004: Beastie Boys

August 2004: The Hives

September 2004: The Pixies

October 2004: Franz Ferdinand

November 2004: Green Day

December 2004: U2

January 2005: The Year in Music 2004

February 2005: The Killers

March 2005: 20 Years of Classic Photos

April 2005: Interpol

May 2005: Nine Inch Nails

June 2005: My Chemical Romance

July 2005: Dr. Dre, Bono, and Beck

August 2005: Foo Fighters

September 2005: Death Cab for Cutie

October 2005: Billie Joe Armstrong, Anthony Kiedis, and André 3000

November 2005: Franz Ferdinand

December 2005: Fall Out Boy

January 2006: The Killers

February 2006: The Strokes

March 2006: My Chemical Romance

April 2006: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

May 2006: Red Hot Chili Peppers

June 2006: The Raconteurs

July 2006: Beyoncé

August 2006: Thom Yorke

September 2006: Johnny Knoxville

October 2006: Panic! at the Disco

November 2006: Gnarls Barkley

December 2006: The Killers

January 2007: TV on the Radio

February 2007: My Chemical Romance

March 2007: Fall Out Boy

April 2007: Johnny Marr and Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock

May 2007: Perry Farrell, Davey Havok, Tom Morello, Jeff Tweedy, RZA, and Britt Daniel

June 2007: Marilyn Manson

July 2007: Amy Winehouse

August 2007: Interpol

September 2007: Rilo Kiley

October 2007: Johnny Rotten

November 2007: Foo Fighters

December 2007: Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Bruce Springsteen

January 2008: Kanye West and Daft Punk

February 2008: Pete Doherty

March 2008: Vampire Weekend

April 2008: R.E.M.

May 2008: My Morning Jacket

June 2008: Weezer

July 2008: Coldplay

August 2008: Duffy

September 2008: Beck

October 2008: Kings of Leon

November 2008: MGMT

December 2008: M.I.A.

January 2009: TV on the Radio

February 2009: Lily Allen

March 2009: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

April 2009: U2

May 2009: No Doubt

June 2009: The Dead Weather

July 2009: Prince

August 2009: Wilco

September 2009: Muse

October 2009: Pearl Jam

November 2009: The Flaming Lips

December 2009: Thom Yorke and 33 Rock Myths

January/February 2010: Kings of Leon

March 2010: Courtney Love

April 2010: Billie Joe Armstrong, Gerard Way, and Britt Daniel

May 2010: 25th Anniversary — 100 Moments that Rocked The World

June 2010: Stone Temple Pilots

July 2010: Paramore

August 2010: Eminem

September 2010: Soundgarden

October 2010: Arcade Fire

November 2010: Kings of Leon

December 2010: My Chemical Romance

January/February 2011: James Murphy, Florence Welch, and the Black Keys

March 2011: Lykke Li

April 2011: The Strokes

May 2011: Fleet Foxes

June 2011: Mumford & Sons

July 2011: Bon Iver, Black Lips, and Arctic Monkeys

August 2011: What Nevermind Means Now

September 2011: St. Vincent

October 2011: Skrillex

November 2011: Das Racist

December 2011: The Changing Face of Hip-Hop

January/February 2012: Fucked Up

March/April 2012: Sleigh Bells

May/June 2012: Waka Flocka Flame

July/August 2012: Wavves and Best Coast

September/October 2012: Azealia Banks

October 2012: Kendrick Lamar

November 2012: Ty Segall

December 2012: Frank Ocean

January 2013: Tegan and Sara

February 2013: Dave Grohl

March 2013: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

April 2013: Phoenix

May 2013: The Breeders

June 2013: Kurt Vile