2000s

Dancing Queen: Our 2010 Interview With Robyn

This piece originally appeared in the November 2010 issue of SPIN. For several bizarre hours on a Tuesday afternoon in September, Swedish pop star Robyn attends…
Caryn Ganz / August 2, 2018

Our 2003 Dashboard Confessional Cover Story: The Crying Game

For the past few years, Dashboard Confessional have been a relentless cult phenomenon, with fans who fill large arenas, bond online, and memorize painfully intimate…
Andy Greenwald / March 7, 2018

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

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

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

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
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