Interviews

Goodbye to Those Darlins: The Snaggle-Tooth Mamas Hang It Up

Formed in Nashville ten years ago, Those Darlins began as an all-female country trio with fuzz around the edges, and ended as a two-guy, two-gal…
Dan Weiss / March 18, 2016

Q&A: Loretta Lynn Talks Her New Album and Inadvertently Champions Country Feminists

Call her Accidental Feminist. From her days touring with Patsy Cline in the '60s, already a mother of four in her early 20s, Loretta Lynn…
Dan Weiss / February 26, 2016

The SPIN Interview: John Lydon

There's something refreshing, even cleansing, about talking to John Lydon, a guy who's seen death and incompetence, who doesn't suffer fools, who's proven unafraid to…
Dan Weiss / September 9, 2015

Stay Positive: Craig Finn Looks Back on the Highlights of His Career

At 44, Craig Finn has nearly two decades of hoarse, literary rock'n'roll behind him, and he doesn't sound anywhere near finished. Up until the Hold…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2015

Desaparecidos Are the Band Who Reunites After 13 Years and Somehow Gets Better

Now that we have two albums to go by, one of the best things about a Desaparecidos record is how the Omaha five-piece sticks to…
Dan Weiss / July 7, 2015

Jason Derulo Sets His Sights on Pop’s Throne

Jason Derulo is, first and foremost, an editor. The 25-year-old Miami native edits his torso in a gym routine so rigorous that it won him…
Dan Weiss / June 17, 2015

Q&A: Zedd Adjusts to the Limelight and Gets Back to His Roots on ‘True Colors’

Nearly three years after the release of his debut album Clarity — and a bunch of high-profile collaborations with Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Paramore's Hayley Williams,…
Brennan Carley / May 15, 2015

Q&A: ?uestlove Talks Philly’s Eighth Annual Roots Picnic Festival

A man who truly needs no introduction, Philly-born 44-year-old Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is one of the most famous drummers in the world and certainly the…
Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Kickstarts Her Solo Career With ‘Took the Ghost to the Movies’

As soon as Meredith Graves takes her seat at a Greenpoint, Brooklyn coffee shop, it's apparent that she's happy. Ecstatic, even. Despite the uncharacteristically chilly,…
Colin Joyce / May 5, 2015

Aerosmith Tell the Story Behind Their Hard-Rock Masterpiece ‘Toys in the Attic’

Boston hard-rock thrill-seekers Aerosmith have not only been massively popular for the better part of 40-plus years now, but also lay claim to some massive…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2015

They Might Be Giants Look Back on Every Album They’ve Ever Made

A funny thought occurs during a comprehensive, 90-minute interview with They Might Be Giants' John Linnell and John Flansburgh in the dressing room of Philadelphia's…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2015

Q&A: The Prodigy Look Back on the Most Aggressive Career in Electronic History

The first electronic group to have a No. 1 album in America, the Prodigy have been responsible for a far longer and more illustrious career…
Dan Weiss / April 27, 2015

Sounwave Details the Making of Kendrick Lamar’s Landmark ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Even though it’s been close to a month since Kendrick Lamar released his dense, jazzy opus of a third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, currently…
Patrick Bowman / April 24, 2015

Q&A: Squarepusher Talks Making Live-Sounding Music With Fake Instruments and Vice Versa

In his Squarepusher guise, 40-year-old Tom Jenkinson has spent two decades making some of the fastest, most chaotic electronic music extant, even while some of…
Dan Weiss / April 22, 2015

SPIN 30: System of a Down Revisit Nu-Metal’s Greatest Album, ‘Toxicity’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff…
Dan Weiss / April 14, 2015
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