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Remembering 5 of Neil Peart’s Most Powerful Song Lyrics

Neil Peart, who performed as if he had as many appendages as an octopus, was the ever-reliable backbone of prog-rock band Rush’s sound. Yet despite…
Christa Titus / January 17, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ Flood Turns 30: Musicians Extol the Landmark Album

Two weeks into the 1990s, two Brooklynites named John released a clever, eclectic, blissfully quirky collection of 19 tracks called Flood on Elektra…
Chris Harris / January 15, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh Reflects on Flood 30 Years Later: “It Was an Exciting Time”

When John Flansburgh was 29, he and John Linnell—collectively known as They Might Be Giants—released their third full-length album, Flood, what’s considered to…
Chris Harris / January 15, 2020

Duff McKagan, Jakob Dylan, and More Pay Tribute to The Clash at London Calling 40th Anniversary Show

It was a jam-packed night at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on January 11 when fans of The Clash prepared for the time of…
Pamela Chelin / January 13, 2020

Confessions of a Rush Fan: Our 1992 Interview with Neil Peart

This article originally appeared in the March 1992 issue of SPIN. In light of Neil Peart's recent passing, we're republishing it here. Rush?
Bob Mack / January 11, 2020

Meet Kayzo, the DJ Working With Sum 41, Blink-182 and More

Hayden Capuozzo was 11 when he boldly strode into a Houston Barnes & Noble in 2002 to buy his first CD. His mom wasn’t going…
Kat Bein / December 26, 2019

Billie Eilish Revisits Classic SPIN Covers Featuring Green Day, Madonna, and More

It's been a whirlwind year for Billie Eilish. When she dropped her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? back in March, it immediately shot to…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2019

Artist of the Year: Billie Eilish

Bringing generational change to the top of the charts, the 18-year-old alternative pop star made the leap from streaming standout to global arena act in 2019.
Matt Medved / December 23, 2019

My Chemical Romance Prove Just How Far Emo Has Come at Thrilling L.A. Reunion Show

It's just after 9:30 PM on the second to last Friday of the decade and LA's Shrine Auditorium is buzzing. Sure, the line to get…
Jolie Lash / December 21, 2019

The Worst Songs We Heard in 2019

Good music can brighten even the most terrible times, and many artists did so this year: You can read about our favorite albums of 2019…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2019

Dimebag Darrell’s Friends Share Their Fondest, Wildest Memories: “He Was Just That Magical”

Rita Haney still thinks about the love of her life every day. She met "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott when both were eight years old, in Texas in…
Chris Harris / December 8, 2019

The Amazon Music Boycott Is Growing

On Tuesday, November 26, JPEGMAFIA became the latest musician to withdraw from the lineup of Intersect, a new Las Vegas music festival funded and presented…
Tosten Burks / November 26, 2019

Brother of Mercy: Our 2002 Leonard Cohen Profile

This story originally appeared in SPIN's March 2002 issue. In honor of Cohen's posthumous album Thanks for the Dance, we've republished it below.
Mikal Gilmore / November 22, 2019

Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster at 10: Five Reasons Why the Album Still Matters

Deluxe editions of successful albums with a few half-baked bonus tracks are common enough cash grabs. But most artists don’t bring 40 minutes of substantial…
Mara Reinstein / November 18, 2019

MF Doom: Our 2004 Profile

This story originally appeared in SPIN's December 2004 issue. We've republished it below in honor of MM..FOOD's 15th anniversary. In a recording studio…
Alex Pappademas / November 15, 2019
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