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Why Johnny Ramone Thought Lou Reed Was a Jerk

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. It was one of those humid summer days in 1979 when the…
Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom / October 8, 2019

Siouxsie and the Banshees: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1986 issue of SPIN. I first interviewed Siouxsie Sioux eight years ago, just after the Banshees…
Jon Savage / July 26, 2019

The Cure: Our 1987 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1987 issue of SPIN. It was the very last edition of The Tube, the most interesting…
Adam Sweeting / July 19, 2019

6,557 Miles To Nowhere: SPIN’s 2003 Chuck Klosterman Essay

This is the piece that (eventually) became the skeletal structure for┬áKilling Yourself to Live, a book some people love and many people hate. The principal…
Chuck Klosterman / August 6, 2015

Punk Goes Uptown: See the Met’s ‘Chaos to Couture’ Exhibition

Running from May 9 to August 14 in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's PUNK: From Chaos to Couture exhibition shows how the grimy rebellion…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2013

Zine and Heard: Rare Images from the Punk Press

From hand-stapled zines, to show posters, to album art and inserts, the punk press was just as creative, roiling, and edgy as the music that…
Ken Bachor / March 22, 2013