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Nirvana: The 2004 Cover Story, ‘The Ghost of Saint Kurt’

Romanticized, ripped off, and never quite forgotten, Kurt Cobain still haunts us like no other rock star. But ten years after his controversial suicide, as…
Chris Norris / February 20, 2018

The Billy Show: Our September 2007 Story on a Possible Smashing Pumpkins Reunion

If anyone felt the inevitability of the Smashing Pumpkins' resuscitation, it was Victoria Cecilia of Los Angeles electro-rockers Gliss. In 2005, Gliss opened for Billy…
David Browne / February 14, 2018

Read Our March 1998 Interview With a 16-Year-Old Ivanka Trump

Back in March 1998, when she was 16, Ivanka Trump was not yet a senior advisor to the president—she was just an aspiring model with a…
Kim France / February 13, 2018

Review: Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Neutral Milk Hotel's second full-length album is an unsettling travelogue torn between melancholy and glee, futilely racing to reach a sun that's always setting. It's…
Erik Himmelsbach / February 9, 2018

The Only Living Boy In New York: Our February 2005 Conor Oberst Story

I should probably take Conor Oberst out for a sandwich because it looks like he hasn't had one for a while, but instead I buy…
Jon Dolan / January 25, 2018

Spring Forward, Fall Back: Our October 1993 Mark E. Smith Story

Mark E. Smith is an odd person. Extremely odd. Very shifty. Very clever. The afternoon he meets me in London it looks like he's just…
Mark Blackwell / January 24, 2018

Legend of the Fall: Our May 2007 Interview with Mark E. Smith

When his entire band—with the exception of the keyboardist, who also happens to be his wife—walked out on Mark E. Smith in the middle of…
Glenn Kenny / January 24, 2018

Our December 1992 Cover Story: “Family Values”

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love have weathered a media storm this year, fueled by rumors of the couple's prenatal indulgences. Longtime friend Jonathan Poneman finds…
Jonathan Poneman / December 12, 2017

Win Butler and Bruce Springsteen’s 2007 Cover Story: On the Early Days, the Glory Days, and the End of Days

"Welcome, Canadians!" Even at soundcheck, Bruce Springsteen treats a New Jersey venue like his home, and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are honored…
Steve Kandell / December 4, 2017

OutKast’s 2001 Stankonia Cover Story: The End of the Ice Age?

Two days before Thanksgiving, Manhattan's Beacon Theatre is teeming with upscale teenage white girls sandwiched into their best Britney Spears getups—tight, pocketless jeans, gold nameplates,…
Sacha Jenkins / October 31, 2017

George Michael’s 1987 Faith Interview: George Michael Wants Your Respect

A lot of people think that George Michael is a Wimp! and Wham! was nothing but a wimpy band that sold 36 million records. And…
Brad Balfour / October 30, 2017

Sonic Youth’s January 1989 Daydream Nation Feature: Bring The White Noise

It's 1971, and sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's tooth hurts like a bitch. He calls the pharmacy, and when he answers the door to receive…
Erik Davis / October 19, 2017

Sting’s November 1987 Nothing Like the Sun Cover Story: Invisible Son

"Dire Straits did Brothers in Arms here you know," says Sting. We are standing on the terrace outside of George Martin's Air Studios on…
Vic Garbarini / October 13, 2017

Public Enemy’s October 1992 Cover Story: Black Noise, Black Heat

The supposed hook for this meeting with Public Enemy is Greatest Misses, a new Public Enemy album containing six new songs and six remixes of…
Vivien Goldman / October 12, 2017

No Doubt’s 1996 Tragic Kingdom Cover Story: Get Happy!

I guess the correct term is "Gwennabees." Smatterings of breathlessly excited, blonde-streaked, sparkle-lashed 14-year-olds litter the backstage area of San Francisco's fabled Fillmore. Oblivious to…
Jonathan Bernstein / October 10, 2017
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