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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 11, 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

Why John Lennon Was “Terrified” to Meet Elvis Presley

On what would've been his 79th birthday, read an in-depth conversation with the late Beatle.
Francis Schoenberger / October 9, 2019

Left Field: Mica Levi on Making Music Sound Like a Mushroom Trip in Her ‘Monos’ Score

Spin’s ‘Left Field’ column focuses on the latest in experimental music each month, featuring interviews with and capsule reviews of artists at the fringes of…
Will Gottsegen / October 9, 2019

8 MTV Unplugged Performances That Should Get Vinyl Reissues

Pearl Jam is the latest band to have their MTV Unplugged performance reissued on vinyl. The band's 1992 unplugged set will be released on limited…
Maggie Serota / October 9, 2019

Why Johnny Ramone Thought Lou Reed Was a Jerk

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

Here’s How Hunter S. Thompson Tried to Get on Our Cover

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

10 Women the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Nominate This Year

When Janet Jackson entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019 in March, she closed her acceptance speech with a simple request: "Rock…
Al Shipley / October 4, 2019

Digital Crate Digging: JPEGMAFIA on Anime Soundtracks, Lost Albums, and Rick Rubin

Across three proper albums and a handful of mixtapes, JPEGMAFIA has spun internet-age anxiety into music that provokes and incites. The Baltimore-bred rapper and producer…
Will Gottsegen / September 30, 2019

Neil Young: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1988 issue of SPIN. Down by which river did you shoot your baby? The…
Scott Cohen / September 29, 2019

Kate Bush and Laura Dern in Conversation: Our 1994 Feature

For the March 1994 issue of SPIN, we asked actress Laura Dern to interview Kate Bush. The two discussed Bush's 1993 album The Red Shoes, her directorial debut The Line, The Curve…
Laura Dern / September 29, 2019

Creed: Our 2000 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 2000 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Creed's sophomore album Human Clay, we're republishing…
Gavin Edwards / September 28, 2019

Miles Davis: Our 1985 Interview, Part 2

This is Part Two of "Miles Style," SPIN's two-part story on the life and legacy of Miles Davis. Part Two originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of SPIN. (Check out Quincy Troupe's…
Quincy Troupe / September 28, 2019

Miles Davis: Our 1985 Interview

This is Part One of "Miles Style," SPIN's two-part story on the life and legacy of Miles Davis. Part One originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of…
Quincy Troupe / September 28, 2019
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