Interviews

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

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

Charli XCX Revisits Classic SPIN Covers Featuring Gwen Stefani, Her Crush Robert Smith, and More

Charli XCX hasn't been shy when it comes to talking about her favorite musical acts and influences—and sometimes, even her crushes—several of whom have graced SPIN's…
SPIN Staff / September 18, 2019

Lykke Li Talks Collaborating With Skrillex on Her New EP, Launching Her Own Music Festival

Why does being sad sound so good? There's something about a performer under bright lights singing their naked emotions over a simple beat that stops…
Kat Bein / August 15, 2019

Ty Dolla $ign Opens Up About Working With Kanye West, FKA Twigs, and Other ‘Dope Friends’ on New Album

With "Purple Emoji" and "Hottest in the City" already out in the wild, details about Ty Dolla $ign's upcoming third album remain scarce. But the subject of SPIN's…
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2019

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
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