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Neil Young: Our 1993 Artist of the Year

This story originally appeared in SPIN's January 1994 issue. In honor of Young's birthday, we've digitized it below. Neil Young and I were…
Greil Marcus / November 12, 2019

Girl on a Wire: Our 2000 Fiona Apple Cover Story

This cover story originally appeared in the February 2000 issue of SPIN. We've digitized it in honor of When the Pawn...'s 20th anniversary. The scent…
Alan Light / November 8, 2019

Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in NY Is 25: The Meat Puppets & Bobcat Goldthwait Take Us Back

As they were exiting their posh New York hotel on the night of November 18, 1993, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselić were…
Chris Harris / November 1, 2019

15 Musicians Share Their Predictions for the 2019 Basketball Season

For the first time since the Golden State Warriors began their nearly unprecedented stretch of success five years ago, the NBA has no clear-cut favorite…
SPIN Staff / October 23, 2019

Filter’s Richard Patrick on Why Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine “Was So Monumental”

Years before Richard Patrick launched Filter in 1993 with Brian Liesegang, and decades before forming Army of Anyone with brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo of…
Chris Harris / October 20, 2019

Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine Turns 30: 7 Musicians Celebrate Trent Reznor’s Influential Debut Record

Most records have some sort of a low point, a moment that may see even hardcore fans quickly advancing to the next track—a bass line that…
Chris Harris / October 20, 2019

Jimmy Eat World: How Rage Against the Machine and Van Halen Inspired Their New Album

It's been a year of major milestones for Jimmy Eat World. Back in February, the group—frontman Jim Adkins, guitarist/vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and…
Jolie Lash / October 16, 2019

Every Nine Inch Nails Album, Ranked

It would be blatant oversimplification to label Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor a musical genius. It’s tantamount to calling Kim Jong-un a "bad dude"
Chris Harris / October 16, 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominations: All the Surprises, Snubs, and Subtext

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for 2020 on Tuesday, October 15. Not all of the 16 artists—which include Soundgarden, Nine…
Al Shipley / October 15, 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

13 Essential Sonic Youth Songs That Put Kim Gordon Center Stage

As a bassist, singer, and guitarist in Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon was responsible for some of the band's most uncompromising songs. Here are 13 of…
Andy Cush / October 14, 2019

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Joan Jett: Our 1987 Cover Story

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

Rap Monthly: TisaKorean on His Dance Roots and Outliving the Woah

Spin's Rap Monthly column interviews an artist making waves, reviews selections from the past month, and holds goofiness accountable when necessary. Domonic Patten, the rising Houston…
Tosten Burks / October 10, 2019

Refused’s New Song “Economy of Death” Has a Bone to Pick With Capitalism: Exclusive

The Swedish punk veterans discuss their new album, 'War Music.' Plus, get a first listen of the track "Economy of Death."
Chris Harris / October 10, 2019
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