Cover Story

Madonna: The 1985 ‘Like a Virgin’ Cover Story

(This bulleted interview was originally published in the May 1985 issue of SPIN, which hit newsstands on March 19, 1985.)…
By: Scott Cohen / November 12, 2014

Green Day: The 2004 ‘American Idiot’ Cover Story

(This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of SPIN.) Two punks, dressed in black, get on a plane. They are famous, as punk…
By: Alex Pappademas / September 25, 2014

Running With the Devil, by Marilyn Manson

He may be an agent of Satan, but, oh!, the places he's been, the people he's known... In this exclusive excerpt from Marilyn Manson's upcoming…
By: Marilyn Manson / July 18, 2014

Marilyn Manson: Return of the Living Dead

After a breakup left him "completely destroyed," Marilyn Manson strikes back with a new (very young) muse, an intensely personal album, and a distaste for…
By: Jonathan Ames / July 18, 2014

Beck: SPIN’s 1996 Artist of the Year

When told he had been selected SPIN's Artist of the Year, Beck mulled the news over for a second, plucked a grape from…
By: Neil Strauss / July 8, 2014

Reverberation: The Beck Sessions

FADE IN AMSTERDAM, JUNE 30…
By: John McAlley / July 8, 2014

Moonwalking in L.A. With Beck

In the four years since his folk-hop opus "Odelay," Beck's world has turned upside-down. Teens and meatheads have taken over, slacking has given way to…
By: Chris Norris / July 8, 2014

Beck’s Subterranean Homeboy Blues

This is Beck. He's not a slacker, an angst-ridden mouthpiece, or a loser, baby. He's a cosmic naïf with one foot on the zeitgeist wahwah…
By: Mike Rubin / July 8, 2014

Michael Jackson’s 1987 SPIN Cover: ‘The Pressure to Beat It’

It is October 1986, and Michael Jackson is holed up in a West Hollywood recording studio trying to complete the follow-up to Thriller, the best-selling…
By: Quincy Troupe / June 25, 2014

Courtney Love: The 1994 Hole Cover Story, ‘Love Conquers All’

(This article was originally published in the May 1994 issue of SPIN.) Our story begins where it ends, at 5 a.m., in a parking lot…
By: Dennis Cooper / April 11, 2014

Nirvana: The 1994 Cover Story on Kurt Cobain’s Death, ‘Into the Black’

(This article was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) Seattle bid goodbye to Kurt Cobain on April 10 in true grunge-rock style,…
By: Gina Arnold / April 3, 2014

Kim Deal: The Breeders Leader Gets Pissed

She's lying flat on her tummy on the carpeted floor of a wood-paneled TV room, legs scissoring playfully, elbows propped up, notebooks and legal pads full…
By: Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Nirvana: The 1993 ‘In Utero’ Cover Story, ‘Smashing Their Heads on the Punk Rock’

(This article originally appeared in the October 1993 issue of SPIN.) Fame has a vaporizing effect. It lifts and floats the celebrity into our most…
By: Darcey Steinke / September 19, 2013

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'…
By: Marc Spitz / August 22, 2013

Nine Inches of Love

This article originally appeared as SPIN's March 1992 cover story, as Trent Reznor began work on The Downward Spiral. Read SPIN's September 2013 cover story,…
By: Jim Greer / August 20, 2013

Billy, Don’t Be a Hero

(This article appeared in the November 1993 issue of SPIN) Billy Corgan, rangy singer-guitarist-songwriter for Chicago's Smashing Pumpkins, is a lightweight. He makes that clear…
By: Jim Greer / July 26, 2013

Kurt Vile: Lost in the Stars?

In Philadelphia, city of murals and Brotherly Love, there is a piece of wall art hidden from public view, down a cobblestoned alley off of…
By: David Bevan / June 18, 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 des Prince…
By: Marc Spitz / June 16, 2013

Splashdown! The Breeders’ Cannonball-Like Re-Entry

In 1990, Kim Deal, bassist for the Pixies, and Tanya Donelly, singer-guitarist in Throwing Muses, ganged up for a new project with Deal as frontwoma…
By: Amanda Petrusich / May 15, 2013

We Do It Properly: Coast to Coast With Phoenix

1. THE FOCUS: "I love this one." Two young women are studying Phoenix through a glass window. "Do I know any songs by them?" ask…
By: David Marchese / April 22, 2013
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