marc spitz

“He Was Different and Was the First to Remind You About It”: Friends and Former Spin Colleagues Remember Marc Spitz

In a profile of Vines frontman Craig Nicholls from a 2004 issue of Spin, Marc Spitz’s opening line was a quip about how he wanted…
SPIN Staff / February 8, 2017

Author, Playwright, and Former SPIN Writer Marc Spitz Dies at 47

Author, playwright, and journalist Marc Spitz, writer of numerous SPIN stories during a decade spent at the magazine, died today, Billboard reports. He was 47.
SPIN Staff / February 4, 2017

The Shadow of Death: SPIN’s 2005 Nine Inch Nails Cover Story

This story originally appeared as the cover story to the May 2005 issue of SPIN magazine. Read SPIN's September 2013 cover story, Trent Reznor's Upward Spiral.
Marc Spitz / August 22, 2013

Life to the Pixies

This feature originally appeared in the September 2004 issue of SPIN magazine. In Heaven and in the Pixies' dressing room at Paris' Parc…
Marc Spitz / June 16, 2013

Echo & the Bunnymen: Heaven Down Here

This story first appeared in the December 2008 issue of SPIN. The gods, being gods, have intervened. The autumn sky over Radio City Music…
Mark Spitz / November 21, 2008

Prowling Las Vegas with the Killers

The Killers never received the Bono Talk, that rite-of-passage sit-down in which rock's king of sunglasses sincerity imparts his hard-won wisdom to young bands in…
Marc Spitz / January 24, 2005

Sharp Dressed Manskap: The Hives

I. A Receipt of Universal Appeal "We're not very incognito." Howlin' Pelle Almqvist feels two-dozen eyes on him as he chews his muffin.
Marc Spitz / July 27, 2004

The Fits and the Fury: The Vines

I wanted to hit Craig Nicholls. I had determined that the Vines' 27-year-old leader was a hopeless, infuriating interview subject, and I had traveled 8,000…
Marc Spitz / March 2, 2004

Can Prolonged Exposure to Enya Replace Happy Pills?

This story first appeared in the February 2003 issue of SPIN. I was quitting a pack-a-day habit. My ex-girlfriend was getting married. The rent was…
Marc Spitz / February 1, 2003

Don’t Fear the Weezer

This story first appeared in the July 2002 issue of SPIN. Cello Studios is in the eastern part of old Hollywood, where the…
Marc Spitz / July 1, 2002


This piece originally ran in the June 2002 issue of SPIN. This spring, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake seemed to call it quits without explanation.
Marc Spitz / June 1, 2002