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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

William Gibson: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the December 1988 issue of SPIN. In the last couple of years, science fiction has tossed off the…
Adam Greenfield / 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

XTC: Our 1989 Interview

This article originally appeared in the April 1989 issue of SPIN. XTC are sitting around the butcher block in Andy Partridge's eat-in kitchen,…
Rosemary Passantino / August 3, 2019

Siouxsie and the Banshees: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1986 issue of SPIN. I first interviewed Siouxsie Sioux eight years ago, just after the Banshees…
Jon Savage / July 26, 2019

The Jesus and Mary Chain: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of SPIN. Every summer morning the jets dump several hundred Americans at Gatwick and Heathrow…
Sue Cummings / July 25, 2019

John Lydon to Voice Mutant Pig in New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series

John Lydon—frontman of Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols (as Johnny Rotten)—will be the voice of a character on Nickelodeon's new animated series Rise Of…
Rob Arcand / July 28, 2018

Rare Sex Pistols Record Previously Valued at £13,000 Up for Auction This Weekend

This weekend, a rare pressing of The Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen" 7" single will be up for sale at London's Music Mania record fair. Previously,…
Arielle Gordon / November 16, 2017

Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten to Americans: Support Trump “Or You Will Destroy the Country”

Yesterday, Johnny Rotten (née John Lydon) defended Donald Trump, calling him, among other things, a "joy to behold" and a "possible friend." The Sex Pistols…
Taylor Berman / March 28, 2017

Johnny Rotten: Trump Is a “Joy to Behold”

In an interview today with ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Johnny Rotten said he supported Brexit and described Donald Trump as a "possible friend" while dismissing…
Taylor Berman / March 27, 2017

Sex Pistols’ London Home Given Historic Designation by English Government

The London house where members of Sex Pistols lived and recorded trailblazing punk music in the 1970s has been awarded a special historic designation by…
James Grebey / March 22, 2016

Punk Goes Uptown: See the Met’s ‘Chaos to Couture’ Exhibition

Running from May 9 to August 14 in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's PUNK: From Chaos to Couture exhibition shows how the grimy rebellion…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2013

Zine and Heard: Rare Images from the Punk Press

From hand-stapled zines, to show posters, to album art and inserts, the punk press was just as creative, roiling, and edgy as the music that…
Ken Bachor / March 22, 2013

Duff McKagan Jams With a Sex Pistol, Clap Your Hands Dudes Say Farewell at CBGB Fest

"So this is Times Square?" quipped Alec Ounsworth, frontman for indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, playing a daytime Saturday set in the middle…
Kory Grow / July 9, 2012

John Lydon Ages (Sorta) Gracefully

Belying his Rotten reputation, John Lydon is actually quite the sweetheart. Not that you’d guess after listening to Public Image Ltd.’s first new album in…
Kenny Herzog / June 6, 2012
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