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Bob Seger – “Busload of Faith” (Lou Reed Cover)

Rock god Bob Seger will release a new album, I Knew You When, in November. Today, he released the first track. It's a take on Lou…
Dale Eisinger / September 22, 2017

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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

To Live and Die in L.A.: Our 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the April 1996 issue of SPIN. "Los Angeles is my favorite city in the world!" declares super foxy Red…
Ann Magnuson / June 6, 2021

SPIN’s Music Pardons!

On the august occasion of our 36th Anniversary, we are issuing our first ever music pardons. No longer does Billy Ray Cyrus have…
SPIN Staff / March 26, 2021

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Close Out ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ With Velvet Underground Cover

To close out Hanukkah, Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters producer Greg Kurstin closed out their ongoing Hanukkah Sessions with a cover of Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll." The band's late…
Daniel Kohn / December 17, 2020

The Reissue Section: September 2020

The whole reissue concept didn't come across my obsession desk until my first tour of duty at SPIN as an editorial intern in…
Ron Hart / September 18, 2020

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

30 Great Albums From 1990 That Deserve Their Own 30th Anniversary Pieces

Every decade takes a couple of years to feel like itself, but the 1990s, in particular, had a soft launch. While 1991 would bring a…
Al Shipley / June 12, 2020

10 Odd, Curious and Downright Awful Alt-Rock Duets

A great duet requires all the necessary elements— song selection, choice of musical partners, execution—to come together perfectly. Throughout the history of recorded music, there…
Robert Ham / April 24, 2020

The 100 Greatest David Bowie Moments

Editor's note: This piece was originally published in January 2016. It was recently discovered in our archives.  As devastating as it was when…
SPIN Staff / April 2, 2020

Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, Wu-Tang Clan Festival Sets Available to Stream for Free

The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland is scheduled to take place (as of now) July 3-18. It was supposed to reveal the line-up for its…
Daniel Kohn / March 30, 2020

Remember When Morrissey Autographed Other Artists’ Records and Sold Them at His Show?

Morrissey made some curious additions to his merch table at his October 26 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. According to a photo…
Maggie Serota / October 28, 2019

The Ramones: Our 1986 Cover Story

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

Lou Reed Lyric Book to Be Reissued With Martin Scorsese and Laurie Anderson Intros

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Collected Lyrics, a decade-spanning book of lyrics from the late Lou Reed that has been out of print, is being updated and reissued…
Israel Daramola / September 3, 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

Peter Gabriel: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the September 1986 issue of SPIN. She shaved her head as penance. A darkly handsome young woman with…
Timothy White / August 4, 2019
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