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The Rusty Cage: Chris Cornell Talks Euphoria Morning in 1999 Interview

This feature on Chris Cornell's first solo record, 'Euphoria Morning', was originally published in the November 1999 issue of Spin. We're republishing it now in…
Matt Diehl / May 18, 2017

Prince Electrifies, Exhausts Audience at Epic Four-Hour Hollywood Show

HOLLYWOOD — "Tonight, it's going to be a party — a non-stop party." So stated legendary old-school rapper Doug E. Fresh while serving as hype…
Matt Diehl / March 9, 2014

Fall 2013 Preview: Indie Blockbusters, Pop Bangerz, and Even a Moby Comeback

Over the past decade many traditions and assumptions of the music business have fallen by the proverbial wayside, but the big harvest still happens in…
Matt Diehl / September 3, 2013

Go Inside M83’s ’80s Sanctuary

"Eat my finger, motherfucker!" says Anthony Gonzalez, speaking to the Venus flytrap that his girlfriend, Kim, gave him for his 31st birthday. The mastermind behind…
Matt Diehl / April 25, 2012

Hot Band: Beach House

Beach House's music may move in seductive, slow-motion waves, but the people who make it are far from mellow. "We're insane and neurotic," explains guitarist-keyboardist…
Matt Diehl / February 26, 2010

Band to Watch: San Diego’s Crocodiles

"If you live there, then you slowly die." That's how Brandon Welchez, frontman and beat programmer for drone-pop duo Crocodiles, describes his band's hometown of…
Matt Diehl / June 29, 2009

The Spin Interview: Lemmy

"Fuck Elvis and Keith Richards," Dave Grohl has said. "Lemmy's the king of rock'n'roll." And on this sunny L.A. February afternoon, the king is holding…
Matt Diehl / April 1, 2009

Exclusive Download: Passion Pit

"Pain in the ass!" rasps Michael Angelakos as he struggles to heave a Fender Rhodes keyboard onto the stage of Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theater.
Matt Diehl / December 22, 2008

Gym Class Heroes: High Rollers

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas are in notably short supply during Gym Class Heroes' show in late June at the Hard Rock Hotel &…
Matt Diehl / September 2, 2008