As we recently reported, Spin editor Andy Pemberton is all but done. With no official confirmation as of yet, we were curious to see the July issue which, as we also reported earlier, features Beyoncé on its cover and Pemberton’s Editor’s Letter.
And aside from his argument for putting Beyoncé on the cover (“The clincher for me is that she came up with ‘Crazy in Love’: one of the best pop songs ever written”) Pemberton offers little in the way of a clue to his status perpetually in limbo.
Inside, the July issue takes an apparent earnest (if bizarre) turn, publishing an open letter from Spin to drug-addled Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty, urging him to get clean.
Oh, and that thing about the magazine covering music and the surrounding culture? Roughly nine of Spin‘s 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 are musicians.
FishbowlNY’s Spin Coverage:
UPDATE: Spin‘s Pemberton Says He’s ‘Still Here’; Sources Say ‘Still Done’
Breaking: Pemberton Out At Spin
Andy Pemberton Spins Changes in Editor’s Letter
Spin‘s Newest Hire? The ‘Madame of Punk Rock Porn’ of Course
Killing Yourself to Leave Spin: 100% of a True Story
More Spin Moves Spun Out
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