Live’s Ed Kowalczyk Talks Band Reunion and Planning a New Album in Quarantine

Since reuniting in 2016, Live hasn't stopped touring. They had to be stopped. And from a logistical standpoint, quarantine couldn't have happened at a better…
Daniel Kohn / May 12, 2020

The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999

1999 essentially marked the end of the alternative dream floated by punk bands in the '80s, sold by record companies in the '90s, and eventually…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2019

Bush and Live Announce Joint Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper Anniversary Tour [UPDATED]

Bush and Live (or +Live+, as press releases prefer to call them), together at last! The two '90s-famous post-grunge units are hitting the road this summer for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 5, 2019

The Counting Crows Announce 25th Anniversary Tour Dates

To celebrate a two decade-career of multi-platinum records and relationships with multiple cast members from Friends, The Counting Crows will kick off a three-month long tour…
Israel Daramola / April 2, 2018

Guns N’ Roses Are On Tour With a Completely Insane Set of Opening Acts

Last year, for the first time in over a decade, Guns N' Roses--the real Guns N' Roses, or a pretty good approximation of it--started playing…
Andy Cush / May 25, 2017

Watch Live, Bush, and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell

During first night of the Rock on the Range Festival Friday in Columbus, Ohio, which Soundgarden was slated to headline, several bands paid tribute to…
Taylor Berman / May 20, 2017

The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

Everclear Continue to Bleed ’90s Nostalgia With Summerland 2013 Tour

Art Alexakis promised to buy you a new life way back in 1997, but the Everclear frontman can't stop looking backward.
Kyle McGovern / March 25, 2013

Live Sue Ex-Frontman for Making Fans Think He’s Still in the Band

Based on recent events, it seems that if you were a successful band in the 1990s, you have two options in 2012: reunite and make…
Devon Maloney / July 19, 2012

Exclusive: Watch R.E.M.’s ‘Country Feedback’ With Neil Young at 1998 Bridge School Benefit

On October 24, Reprise Records will release The Bridge School Concerts, a retrospective CD/DVD package that culls together a slew of the annual nonprofit charity…
David Bevan / October 18, 2011

EMA Launches Tour With Beautifully Disastrous Seattle Show

Most musicians come out kicking and screaming on the first show of a new tour. Most artists get motivated by the excitement of starting a…
Charles Cross / October 11, 2011

Blog Recap: MTV’s VMA Awards Show

SPIN's Steve Kandell live-blogged the best and worst of VMA night. Check out a recap of his live commentary below, plus loads of reader comments…
Steve Kandell / September 14, 2009


What? After Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's tragic suicide in 1994, many of the decade's second-tier grunge and alt-rock bands faded away -- and yet, throughout…
Larry Fitzmaurice / November 14, 2008