Interviews

Duff McKagan Talks New Album Tenderness and Why Social Media and Cable News Are “Poisonous”

It’s a Thursday afternoon, and the posh Astor Court restaurant in the lobby of the St. Regis Hotel is abuzz with the kind of travelers…
Maggie Serota / July 9, 2019

Helmet: SPIN’s 1994 Interview, Ride the Wild Riff

This story originally appeared in the September 1994 issue. In honor of Betty's 25th anniversary, we're republishing  the interview here. "It's Pa-age," says the doormen,…
Jonathan Gold / June 21, 2019

Travis Barker on Why He Loves Working With Rappers

International multi-genre crossovers are the norm in today’s radio rotation. Kids smash Soundcloud rappers, '70s rock bands and Dutch house megastars onto personal playlists stitched…
Kat Bein / June 11, 2019

Tee Grizzley’s Big Ideas

At only 25 years old, Tee Grizzley walks around like he’s lived a lot of life. In spite of his young age, the rapper—born Terry…
Israel Daramola / June 7, 2019

Madvillainy at 15: MF Doom on the Legacy of His Classic Madlib Collaboration

Sometime in the mid-90s, Daniel Dumile became the villain. As part of the trio K.M.D., the precocious wordsmith spent the early part of that decade as…
Will Gottsegen / March 25, 2019

The Slim Shady LP at 20: Read Our 1999 Interview With Eminem

Charles Aaron's interview with Eminem first appeared in the May 1999 issue of Spin. Give this kid a magazine rack, because he's got a lot…
Charles Aaron / February 22, 2019

Rico Nasty Is So Tired of That Damn Box

When her debut mixtape Summer’s Eve came out in 2014, Rico Nasty was still a high school student in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Since then,…
Israel Daramola / December 27, 2018

Mitski Thinks You Should Take a Vacation From the Internet

It’s been a wild year for Mitski Miyawaki. Her latest album, Be the Cowboy, has been hailed as one of the best of…
Anna Gaca / December 19, 2018

Snail Mail Just Wants to Chill

Lindsey Jordan was inarguably one of the biggest things in indie rock this year. After her 2016 single "Thinning" and her folk-twinged 2017 Habit EP,…
Arielle Gordon / December 18, 2018

Irmin Schmidt of Can on His Love for Beyoncé and Exposing Nazis as a Teen

5 Klavierstücke, the German-language title of a forthcoming instrumental album by Irmin Schmidt, translates to "five piano works" in English. The spare formality…
Andy Cush / November 6, 2018

Julia Holter Finds Herself in Songs of Monks and Birds

"Can I feel you, are you mythological?" asks Julia Holter in the first song from her last album of new material, 2015’s Have You in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 2018

Joyce Manor Is Excited to Be Bored

Tattoos snake down Barry Johnson’s right arm, coming just short of gripping his beer. His left arm, at least the part of it that isn’t…
Brad Nelson / October 23, 2018

Interpol Talks Marauder, Avoiding Nostalgia, and Loving 21 Savage and Migos

Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler is not the most exotic creature haunting Washington Square Park on this sweltering August afternoon. That would be the…
Brian Josephs / August 29, 2018

Bill Hader on Barry and the Anxiety of Working on SNL

Much like Barry Berkman, the hitman turned aspiring thespian he plays on TV, Bill Hader loved heavy music as a kid. Judging by the Metallica…
Maggie Serota / August 1, 2018

DJDS Talk New Album Big Wave More Fire and What They Learned From Kanye

It still boggles the mind a little that a producer who named himself after an internet joke has become one of the most powerful and…
Dale Eisinger / July 5, 2018
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