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Thursday’s Geoff Rickly Talks Reunion, Getting Sober, Martin Shkreli, and More

"I'll take a hippie over a racist any day," Geoff Rickly tells me. The singer and I have met at a bistro in Brooklyn to talk about the…
Jeremy Gordon / June 9, 2017

Does Hot 97’s Summer Jam Still Matter?

Most New Yorkers will ride the NJ Transit into Jersey on a Sunday for only two spectacles: Odell Beckham Jr.’s New York Giants, and…
Brian Josephs / June 8, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Phoenix: Singing Ti Amo ‘Til We All Get Along

On the last day of May, music industry figures gathered at Paul’s Casablanca, a Manhattan bar, to toast the impending release of Phoenix’s upcoming album, Ti…
Jeremy Gordon / June 5, 2017

Naughty by Nature: Revisit Our 1999 Feature on Blink-182’s Enema of the State

Blink-182's 'Enema of the State' turns 18 today. In honor of the anniversary, we've digitized and republished this story, which was originally published in the November…
Jeffrey Rotter / June 2, 2017

Jukebox Jury: Lydia Lunch on No Wave, Thurston Moore, Nicolas Jaar, and More

Forty years after moving to New York City as a teenager and leaving an indelible bruise on the gut of rock history with her classic…
Andy Cush / May 31, 2017

Behind Blue Eyes: Spin’s 2002 Eminem Cover Story

Well, he's right--it does feel pretty empty without him. It's a few hours before the MTV Video Music Awards, and things are frantic inside Radio…
Alan Light / May 31, 2017

Jersey Rap-Punks Ho99o9 Aim to Reclaim Black Rage

If a recent night in Brooklyn is any indication, the first thing you see at a Ho99o9 concert is their fans running for safety. As…
Brian Josephs / May 25, 2017

Meet Me in the Bathroom Is the First Great History of New York’s 21st Century Rock Scene

In the future, some emotionless musicologist may look back at the Strokes and wonder why they were such a big deal. Why all the fuss…
Jeremy Gordon / May 23, 2017

We Finally Figured Out What Childish Gambino’s “Virtual Reality Vinyl” Is All About

While America broke, Donald Glover thrived. His long-awaited sitcom Atlanta was an exalted take on the surrealism of blackness, he introduced "Bad and Boujee" to the Golden Globe…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2017

Revisiting Chris Cornell Through His Most Memorable Musical Moments

"I feel bad for the next city," Chris Cornell reportedly shrugged towards the end of Soundgarden’s unusually disjointed performance at Detroit’s Fox Theater…
Ian Cohen / May 19, 2017

25 Years of Talking to Chris Cornell for Spin

Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died this week at age 52. Over the last three decades Spin spoke to Cornell again and again—as he…
SPIN Staff / May 19, 2017

Good Times, Bad Times: The End of Soundgarden

Chris Cornell, former frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed away May 17, 2017 in Detroit at the age of 52. In light of his passing,…
Julia Chaplin / May 19, 2017

(Sandy) Alex G Is Indie Rock’s Humble Star: “I’m Just Trying to Make Songs That Sound Good”

By most accounts, Alex Giannascoli doesn't look like a star. The baggy jeans and knotted mess of black hair have the makings of a greasy…
Rob Arcand / May 19, 2017

High Fidel-ity: Tom Morello’s 2006 Audioslave Tour Diary

This feature, a journal by Audioslave's lead guitarist Tom Morello detailing the band's visit and concert in Cuba, originally appeared in the August 2005 issue…
Tom Morello / May 19, 2017
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