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The Year in 1998 Alternative Rock

The year 1998 began with the revelation of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal in January, and ended with impeachment proceedings against the president in December.
SPIN Staff / October 25, 2018

Fanfare for the Common Man: Our July 1998 Cover Story on Dave Matthews

Here in downtown Atlanta's Tabernacle, former church and deconsecrated House of Blues, a sea of snugly fitting baseball hats bob in giddy anticipation. Young Caucasians in Phish tees…
Chris Norris / October 25, 2018

Give the Strummer Some: Mary Lou Lord’s 1998 Interview With Elliott Smith

Mary Lou Lord's interview with Elliott Smith was originally published in the April 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of the best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're…
Mary Lou Lord / October 25, 2018

Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas: Our January 1999 Q&A

This interview was originally published in the January 1999 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of the best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're republishing it here.
Tracey Pepper / October 25, 2018

Radical Chic: Spin’s 1999 Story on the New Radicals

This story was originally published in the February 1999 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're republishing it…
Tim Kenneally / October 25, 2018

Review: Hole – Celebrity Skin

This review was originally published in the October 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're republishing it…
Joshua Clover / October 25, 2018

Review: Smashing Pumpkins – Adore

This review was originally published in the July 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're republishing it here.
Douglas Wolk / October 25, 2018

Review: Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty

This review was originally published in the August 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're republishing it…
Jane Dark / October 25, 2018

Review: Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl

This review was originally published in the December 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're…
Mark LePage / October 25, 2018

Review: Garbage – Version 2.0

This review was originally published in the June 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're republishing it…
Barry Walters / October 25, 2018

The Courtship of Eddie Vedder: Our December 1993 Cover Story on Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder has a problem: how to continue doing what he loves most in life without turning into what he despises. Jim Greer…
Jim Greer / October 19, 2018

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
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