2000s

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

“In Bed With …the Backstreet Boys”: Our 1998 Profile of the Iconic Boy Band

Tiffany is, like, shaking. She has just smelled a Backstreet Boy. "He was wearing cologne!" she shrieks, as she pogos outside Disney World’s House of…
Maureen Callahan / August 11, 2017

Revisit Our August 2001 Pearl Jam Oral History: Past Ten

When Pearl Jam's Ten came out a decade ago on August 27, 1991, pretty much nobody cared. Unlike Nirvana's Nevermind, which a month later revolutionized music faster than Kurt Cobain could pull…

Revisit Our May 2003 Linkin Park Cover Story: How to Succeed in Rock n’ Roll by Really, Really, Really Trying

Linkin Park are more than the eight-times-platinum “nice guys” of nü metal. They’re crusaders who’ll endure any torture—even near-death spider bites—to bring salvation to a…
Alex Pappademas / July 20, 2017

The Ties That Bind: Interpol’s Our Love to Admire Cover Story

"Wanna go to Hooters?" asks Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler as we step outside the W Hotel in Dallas onto the sunbaked sidewalk. Kessler is a…
David Peisner / July 7, 2017

How Ryan Adams (of All People) Became an Internet Visionary

This article originally appeared in the February 2007 issue of Spin. If you put a nickel in the bank every time…
Melissa Maerz / June 23, 2017

Review: Prodigy – H.N.I.C.

This review of Prodigy's 'H.N.I.C.' originally appeared in the November 2000 issue of SPIN. In the light of Prodigy's passing, we are republishing it here. …
Neil Drumming / June 20, 2017

Review: The White Stripes – Icky Thump

The White Stripes' Icky Thump was released on June 15, 2007. In honor of its 10th anniversary, we've republished our review, which ran in the July…
Brian Raftery / June 15, 2017

Paramore Is a Band: Revisit Our 2008 Feature on Riot!

Paramore's ‘Riot!’ turns 10 this June. In honor of the anniversary, we’ve digitized and republished this story, which was originally published in the March 2008 issue…
Nicole Keiper / June 9, 2017

Behind Blue Eyes: Spin’s 2002 Eminem Cover Story

Well, he's right--it does feel pretty empty without him. It's a few hours before the MTV Video Music Awards, and things are frantic inside Radio…
Alan Light / May 31, 2017

High Fidel-ity: Tom Morello’s 2006 Audioslave Tour Diary

This feature, a journal by Audioslave's lead guitarist Tom Morello detailing the band's visit and concert in Cuba, originally appeared in the August 2005 issue…
Tom Morello / May 19, 2017

Chris Cornell’s 2006 Interview on Audioslave, Addiction, and Reinventing Rock

Chris Cornell, former frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed away last night in Detroit at the age of 52. In the light of his passing,…
Dorian Lynskey / May 17, 2017

Cutting Classes

In the opulent dressing room of Milwaukee's Rave Ballroom, Rivers Cuomo is sitting on a tapestry-covered couch, looking uneasy. The series of connected rooms is…
Laura Sinagra / May 16, 2017

Revisit Our 2000 Profile of Modest Mouse, On the Cusp of Their First Major Label Album

This profile of Modest Mouse originally ran in the July 2000 issue of SPIN. In honor of the band's EP The Fruit That Ate Itself turning 20 on…
RJ Smith / May 9, 2017
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