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Encyclopedia > Spin magazine

Spin is a music magazine that reports on "all the music that rocks". Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr., it is the main competitor to industry stalwart Rolling Stone. Guccione sold the magazine to Vibe magazine in 1997. The magazine's former editor-in-chief is Sia Michel, the first woman to be named editor-in-chief at a national, major-circulation rock music magazine. Music is an animal activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. ... A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ... This article is about the year. ... Robert Charles Guccione Jr. ... This article is about the music magazine. ... Janet Jackson on the cover of Vibe in 1998. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The magazine's current editor-in-chief is Andy Pemberton, a former editor at Blender. The first issue to be published under his command was the May 2006 issue. The issue's format took a dramatic turn to many readers' disgust. The new style has been compared to celebrity gossip magazines such as Us Weekly, even going as far as to have a cover story and picture on Kevin Federline. [1] Prior to the issue's release, much of the staff quit or were fired. In the reviews section, more than half of the eight albums reviewed had been released before the magazine hit newsstands, some in stores for over two weeks. Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ... Us Weekly (a. ...


For Spin's 20th year they released a book chronicling the last twenty years in music. It has essays on grunge, emo, and many other types of music, as well as essay on, and photos of many groups including; Nirvana, Weezer, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins and many others. The book was released on September 27, 2005. Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article deals with the genre of music. ... Music is an animal activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. ... Nirvana was a popular American rock band from Aberdeen, Washington. ... Weezer is an American alternative rock band. ... NIN redirects here. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an influential American alternative rock band which formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It can be assumed that SPIN has lost considerable "pull" in the music industry based on Vibe's recent sale of the magazine for only $5 million, given the fact that VIBE paid over $45 million for the publication in 1997.


Notable contributors: Andy Greenwald, Chuck Klosterman. Writer of social commentary specifically on popular music. ... Charles John Chuck Klosterman is an American pop-culture journalist, critic, and essayist. ...


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Spin (magazine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (337 words)
Spin is a music magazine that reports on "all the music that rocks".
The magazine's former editor-in-chief is Sia Michel, the first woman to be named editor-in-chief at a national, major-circulation rock music magazine.
The magazine's current editor-in-chief is Andy Pemberton, a former editor at Blender.
Spin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (195 words)
Spin (public relations), a heavily biased portrayal of an event or situation
Spin (ASIC design), when an ASIC or microprocessor is sent to be manufactured
Spinning (cycling), form of exercise that involves using a stationary bicycle in a classroom setting
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