It appears that the next issue of Spin Magazine may be its last.
The next issue, dated September/October and featuring the rapper Azealia Banks on the cover, will come out in late August. But according to a statement on Sunday by Spin’s new owner, Buzzmedia, there will be no November/December issue while the company figures out what form a printed Spin might take given the magazine’s expansion online. “Buzzmedia and Spin are committed to moving forward with print, but we are still determining exactly how print fits in with Spin’s multiple distribution points and growth initiatives,” the statement said.
I devoured every issue of Spin beginning with its launch in the mid-80s, but have not picked one up in at least ten years. Blame aging and the internet.