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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

Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan Reflects on the Band’s 20 Years

In 1999, four guys from Long Island formed a band called Taking Back Sunday, and they had dreams of making it big. Or if not…
Kat Bein / November 15, 2019

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
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