Nels Cline

Mike Watt’s Ball-Hog or Tugboat Turns 25: How a Bass Hero’s Eclectic LP Defined the ’90s

A quarter-century ago, bass-blasting punk stalwart Mike Watt was at a personal and professional crossroads. At age 38, he was already a legend. For 15…
John Paul Bullock / March 4, 2020

Wilco’s Search for Joy

If you weren’t paying close attention, you might have thought Wilco had turned into a joke. In 2015, with a legacy already clinched as one…
Andy Cush / September 25, 2019

Mark Kozelek, Emily Haines, Bill Murray and More Recreate a 1963 Bob Dylan Performance: Watch

Bob Dylan's 77th birthday was on Thursday and to mark the occasion, producer Hal Willner organized Tomorrow Is A Long Time, a tribute event to…
Rob Arcand / May 26, 2018

New Music: Big Walnuts Yonder (Minutemen, Wilco, Deerhoof, Tera Melos) – “Raise the Drawbridges?”

The frantic "Raise the Drawbridges?" is the first song from Big Walnuts Yonder, a new supergroup made up of Mike Watt of Minutemen, guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco, Deerhoof…
Anna Gaca / March 1, 2017

SPIN’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

To celebrate the new generation of shredders profiled in our May/June "Loud Issue," the SPIN staff decided to find some wheedle in a haystack, taking…
SPIN Staff / May 3, 2012