SPIN 35

The Most Influential Artists: #8 R.E.M.

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #8. From Athens,…
Bobby Olivier / November 29, 2020

Looking Back at the Concert That Tried to Save America

Editor's note: It's easy to forget now, but in 2004, we were a nation just as divided. George W. Bush was facing a tough reelection…
Zaakir aka Soup / November 28, 2020

SPIN 35 How U2’s Concert in War Torn Sarajevo Came About

This past September 23rd was the 23rd Anniversary of one of the most famous and truly meaningful rock concerts ever staged: U2 playing Sarajevo, soon…
Bob Guccione Jr / November 28, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #9 Public Enemy

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #9. From Long Island, New…
Raymond Cummings / November 28, 2020

The 35 Greatest Concerts of the Last 35 Years

We know, we know — the best concert of all-time is your friend’s obscure indie-punk band playing a sweaty neighborhood basement back in ‘94. We admit…
SPIN Staff / November 28, 2020

The SPIN Interview: The Dalai Lama

This interview originally appeared in the April 1994 issue of SPIN. The Dalai Lama, since 1950, has inspired worldwide devotion as the spiritual leader…
Dan Reed and Bob Guccione Jr. / November 27, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #10 Rage Against the Machine

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #10. From Los Angeles, California,…
Daniel Kohn / November 27, 2020

John Mellencamp: American Son

"Hello, Liza. This is John Mellencamp. What do you want to talk about?" It’s a cold, cloudy East Coast afternoon, and, for so many reasons,…
Liza Lentini / November 26, 2020

The 35 Best Videos of the Last 35 Years

SPIN launched in the peak MTV era, when an innovative — or even just salacious — music video could make or break an…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #11 Guns N’ Roses

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #11. From Los Angeles, California,…
Daniel Kohn / November 26, 2020

The Making of Curtis Waters

"Dad's coat," one bubble reads. "Brother's shirt, Mom's pants," read little arrows, tracing the origins of the tuxedo flailing across the screen. The belt, however,…
Tomas Pacheco / November 25, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #12 Beastie Boys

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #12. From New York City,…
Daniel Kohn / November 25, 2020

Love and the Muse

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love, 2019, 1 hour 42 minutes. Directed by Nick Broomfield. "Dearest Marianne," Leonard Cohen writes to Marianne…
Helen Mitsios / November 24, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #13 Dr. Dre

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #13. From Compton, California, here…
Max Bell / November 24, 2020

The 35 Most Excellent Movies of the Last 35 Years

It’s that film that shook up the genre or trail-blazed a new one. Or maybe its uniqueness defies definition. These movies didn’t always do great…
Liza Lentini / November 23, 2020
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