The print version of Spin is done. We knew it was coming as soon as Buzzmedia bought it, but it still sucks to get the official word. The September/October issue will now forever be known as the title’s last issue ever.
Here is the statement from Spin:
Following the September/October issue, SPIN has halted publication of our print edition to invest more deeply in our digital properties, including SPIN.com, SPIN Play for iPad, and SPIN mobile. SPIN has been a pioneer in music journalism since 1985 and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy our leading editorial, photographic, and multi-media content online. Special arrangements have been made with alternative publishers to fulfill your SPIN print subscription for the remaining term: you will automatically receive your new magazine in the mail, with the option to ask for a full refund. We appreciate your patience during the transition of your subscription.
Those “special arrangements?” Sending Spin subscribers issues of Car and Driver instead. Ugh. What a shitty way for such an iconic magazine to go out.