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Enemies of the State: Rage Against the Machine Strike Back

This cover story originally appeared in the March 2000 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it as Rage Against the Machine reunites for shows in 2020. Nobody expected…
Charles Aaron / November 6, 2019

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019

Pretty on the Inside: Our 1996 Bush Cover Story

This story originally appeared in the December 1996 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it in honor of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale's birthday. Bush aren't…
James Hannaham / October 30, 2019

The Glamorous Life of Al Yankovic

The first time Al Yankovic hears Dr. Demento, it's like Bela Lugosi finding Boris Karloff. The doctor has been practicing weirdness for many years as…
Harold Conrad / October 23, 2019

Why Soundgarden Thought Being Compared to Led Zeppelin Was “a Thorn” in Their Side

Soundgarden was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time on October 15. In celebration of this honor, we are republishing…
Michael Corcoran / October 15, 2019

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2019

Joan Jett: Our 1987 Cover Story

Revisit our May 1987 cover story on Joan Jett.
Daisann McLane / October 12, 2019

Remember That Time ‘South Park’ Made Fun of an Overly Sensitive Music Publication?

A version of this story was originally published on October 9, 2014. In case you haven't heard, SPIN was featured prominently in a 2014…
SPIN Staff / October 9, 2019

The Ramones: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. It was one of those humid summer days in 1979 when the…
Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom / October 8, 2019

Hunter S. Thompson: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the May 1986 issue of SPIN. "Huge brains, small necks, weak muscles, and fat wallets—these are the dominant characteristics…
Harold Conrad / October 7, 2019

Depeche Mode: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the August 1988 issue of SPIN. After seeing Depeche Mode at the Rose Bowl, hairdressers at Sal's Hair…
Scott Cohen / October 5, 2019

Poison: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 issue of SPIN. Think of Disneyland on acid. No, make it a fistful of Dexatrim and…
Dan Hedges / October 5, 2019

James Brown: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1988 issue of SPIN. Just as the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, with its circular stairway,…
Scott Cohen / October 5, 2019

Smashing Pumpkins’ Pisces Iscariot Is Thrill-Free for Casual Listeners

This review of Pisces Iscariot originally appeared in the November 1994 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it in honor of the album's 25th anniversary on October 4.
Jim Greer / October 4, 2019

The Cranberries’ No Need to Argue Hits the G-Spot With a Few Songs

This review of ‘No Need to Argue’ originally appeared in the November 1994 issue of SPIN. In celebration of the album's 25th anniversary on October 3, we are…
Jonathan Bernstein / October 3, 2019
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