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Remember When Jimi Hendrix Protested the National Anthem on a National Stage?

One day in August, a young black man at the top of his game stood on a field in front of hundreds of thousands of…
Andy Cush / September 12, 2016

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The 50 Best Live Albums of the 1970s

The concert industry exploded in the 1970s, and the live album, a stopgap project once reserved for only the biggest artists, became a compulsory ritual…
Al Shipley / July 5, 2021

Eddie Van Halen, Lady Gaga, Kurt Cobain, Prince and Bob Dylan Memorabilia Up For Auction

A guitar played by Eddie Van Halen, his brother Alex's drumkit, and memorabilia from Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix,  Cher, Lady Gaga,…
Katherine Turman / May 24, 2021

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Jimi Hendrix’s Japanese Sunburst Guitar Sells For $216,000 at Auction

Jimi Hendrix's Japanese sunburst guitar went for $216,000 at Auction yesterday, selling for more than four times its pre-auction estimate of $50,000. As GWS Auctions…
Katrina Nattress / August 9, 2020

James Brown: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1988 issue of SPIN. Just as the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, with its circular stairway,…
Scott Cohen / October 5, 2019

Miles Davis: Our 1985 Interview

This is Part One of "Miles Style," SPIN's two-part story on the life and legacy of Miles Davis. Part One originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of…
Quincy Troupe / September 28, 2019

Bob Dylan: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of SPIN. Bob Dylan, poet laureate, prophet in a motorcycle jacket. Mystery tramp. Napoleon…
Scott Cohen / September 8, 2019

The Cure: Our 1988 Cover Story on Robert Smith

This article originally appeared in the March 1988 issue of SPIN. "I've dealt with the worst already," says the Cure's Robert Smith about the…
Brad Balfour / September 2, 2019

Hall & Oates: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 Issue of SPIN. "I am he, the light-bearer, Lucifer, the morning star!" shouts the handsome…
Timothy White / August 31, 2019

Parliament-Funkadelic: Our 1985 Interview With George Clinton

This article originally appeared in the October 1985 issue of SPIN. Where it all began is a barbershop in Plainfield, New Jersey, back in…
Greg Tate / August 25, 2019

Seattle Post Office Renamed to Honor Jimi Hendrix

The city of Renton, Washington is renaming a post office in honor of Jimi Hendrix. Washington state officials have passed a bill to rename the…
Rob Arcand / December 30, 2018

Met Museum to Host Rock Instrument Exhibit Featuring Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Barry, St. Vincent, and More

A new exhibit headed to New York City will celebrate the instruments that have been a focal part of incredible moments throughout rock history. As noted…
Israel Daramola / November 20, 2018

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Announces New 50th Anniversary Electric Ladyland Reissue Boxset

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1968 masterpiece Electric Ladyland and to celebrate the occasion, Legacy Records will release a…
Rob Arcand / September 13, 2018

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, & Janis Joplin’s Chelsea Hotel Doors Sold At Auction

The legendary Chelsea Hotel has been under renovation since 2011, and a couple years ago a former resident noticed that the construction workers were planning…
James Rettig, Stereogum / April 13, 2018

Julian Casablancas Has Some “Voidz” in His Understanding of Rock History

Voidz frontman and sometime Stroke Julian Casablancas is the latest subject of David Marchese's revealing—sometimes too revealing—interviews with notable musical figures for New York magazine. Casablancas has pop music…
Anna Gaca / March 12, 2018
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