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Dinosaur Jr’s Green Mind Turns 30

There’s a valid reason why Dinosaur Jr.’s most allegiant fans allude to Green Mind as frontman J Mascis’ inaugural solo offering: He not only produced…
Chris Harris / February 19, 2021

Music Video Kids Reflect on Appearances in Iconic Clips: ‘It Was Pure Luck’

Before MTV would be rendered extraneous, record labels would fork over millions for bands and artists to produce memorable music videos that helped build anticipation…
Chris Harris / December 7, 2020

Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory Turns 20: ‘We Fought to Make This Album’

Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington had had it. For what felt like the hundredth time, Good Charlotte and Dashboard Confessional producer Don Gilmore…
Chris Harris / October 23, 2020

Sevendust Pay Homage to Chris Cornell on Blood & Stone LP

It’s a bold move for any band to cover Soundgarden. Many rockers have tried over the years, with only a few actually succeeding. This is…
Chris Harris / October 21, 2020

Remembering Blind Melon’s Shannon Hoon 25 Years Later

While Rogers Stevens acknowledges most of his memories from the late 1980s and early 1990s are "a bit of a blurry mush," the Blind Melon…
Chris Harris / October 21, 2020

Kid A Reaches Adulthood: Radiohead’s Mesmerizing Fourth Record Turns 20

A little over three years after releasing their atmospheric masterpiece OK Computer, Radiohead set the tone for the rest of their career with Kid A:…
Chris Harris / October 2, 2020

Blizzard of Ozz Turns 40: Musicians Pay Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne’s First Solo Album

Twenty-three years before he’d achieve cult icon status as the affable patriarch of one of reality television’s most profane families, things were looking fairly bleak…
Chris Harris / September 21, 2020

Facelift Turns 30: Musicians Salute Alice in Chains’ Debut Album

"Dark." That word came up the most as SPIN spoke to nine musicians about Facelift, the groundbreaking debut album from grunge gods Alice in Chains. Thirty years later,…
Chris Harris / August 21, 2020

You Wouldn’t Believe: 311 Reflect on 30 Years as Rock’s Perennial Optimists

It was more than 28 years ago that five ganja-toking, Goldeneye-obsessed, Bad Brains-worshipping musicians, known collectively as 311, left their hometown of Omaha to chase…
Chris Harris / August 14, 2020

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Recorded His Solo Debut Album While in Quarantine

For many years, journalists have been asking Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor not if but when he’s going to take the plunge and…
Chris Harris / July 29, 2020

The Masked Bands’ Survival Guide to Your New Masked Life

Today, there are two types of people walking around: Those willing to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of a deadly virus in…
Chris Harris / July 28, 2020

Leather Pants and Chicken Wings: The Real Stories Behind Live Aid

Take it from Rob Halford: It is difficult pulling leather chaps over sweaty legs. The Judas Priest frontman would learn that lesson anew when his…
Chris Harris / July 13, 2020

White Pony Turns 20: Musicians, Actors Pay Tribute to Deftones’ Dream-Metal Classic

Blame timing. Almost a year to the day after Korn’s self-titled debut landed on record store shelves, the Madonna-discovered Deftones issued their maiden studio set,…
Chris Harris / June 18, 2020

JiZMak Da Gusha Endorses Erection of Oderus Urungus Monument

An online push to supplant the city of Richmond’s longstanding statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee with one of GWAR’s late frontman, Oderus Urungus,…
Chris Harris / June 16, 2020

Mer de Noms at 20: Musicians Celebrate A Perfect Circle’s Debut

At first, Tool fans were kinda bummed. Word of a Maynard James Keenan side project — while appealing on paper — was met with apprehension…
Chris Harris / May 22, 2020

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