1990s

The Love Issue: Our October 1998 Cover Story

This cover story originally appeared in the October 1998 issue of Spin. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Hole's Celebrity Skin—originally released September 8, 1998—we are republishing it here.
Philip Weiss / September 8, 2018

Aretha Franklin Will Save Us: Danyel Smith’s 1994 Essay on the Queen of Soul

Critic Danyel Smith's essay on Aretha Franklin, "Dreaming America," was originally published in the March 1994 issue of Spin. In light of Franklin's death at age…
Danyel Smith / August 16, 2018

Hanging Tough: Our April 1990 Interview with N.W.A.

This piece originally appeared in the April 1990 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 30th anniversary of NWA's landmark 1988 album Straight Outta Compton, we're republishing it here.
Frank Owen / August 8, 2018

Our 1993 Stone Temple Pilots Cover Story: “Steal This Hook”

This piece was originally published in the September 1993 issue of SPIN. In light of the death of esteemed food critic and former SPIN contributor Jonathan…
Jonathan Gold / July 23, 2018

Swingin’ on the Flippity Flop with Sub Pop: Our 1995 Feature on the Legendary Seattle Label

It's 9:30 in the morning, and--surprise!--all across Seattle the coffee is brewing. The sun has barely risen over America's newest rock capital, and I'm already…
Mike Rubin / April 2, 2018

Here’s a 1994 Commercial for Spin That Features Beck, the Breeders, and…Tony Bennett

This morning the Spin staff watched an old commercial from the Clinton administration hawking a year's subscription to our now-deceased print magazine for the reasonable price of…
Maggie Serota / March 28, 2018

Kevin Nealon Interviews David Wilcox in Our 1993 SNL Issue

This story originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of SPIN, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy icons of…
Kevin Nealon / February 28, 2018

In 1993 Essay, SNL’s Ellen Cleghorne Tries to Predict What Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, and Ice-T Will Look Like in 2010

This essay originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of SPIN, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. SNL cast member Ellen Cleghorne takes…
Ellen Cleghorne / February 28, 2018

Our 1993 SNL Takeover Issue

Twenty-five years ago, SPIN handed over the reins of the February issue over to the writers, cast, and crew of Saturday Night Live. The 1993 cast…
SPIN Staff / February 27, 2018

SNL Comedian Julia Sweeney’s 1993 Essay: “Men, Music, & Me”

This story originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of SPIN, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy icons of…
Julia Sweeney / February 27, 2018

Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin Nealon, and More Review Some Albums

These "staff selection" reviews originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of Spin, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy…
SNL Cast / February 27, 2018

Eddie Vedder Once Wrote SNL’s Tom Davis a Letter Complimenting Him on His Adidas

This story originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of SPIN, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy icons of…
Tom Davis / February 27, 2018

Adam Sandler Talks With “Prince”

In the '90s, Adam Sandler's dream was to meet his favorite rock star of all time. Here we've digitized his "interview" with the Paisley Park legend. This story originally appeared…
Adam Sandler / February 27, 2018

Modern Lovers’ Jonathan Richman Interviewed by Julia Sweeney in 1993

This story originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of Spin, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy icons of…
Julia Sweeney / February 27, 2018

Tim Meadows Interviews Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis

This story originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of Spin, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy icons of…
Tim Meadows / February 27, 2018
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