Q&A: Gin Blossoms' Wilson on Riding the Nineties Nostalgia Wave 

 by Kenny James

Nineties music nostalgia has been a profitable business for quite some time, but this summer it's reaching new levels. Stone Temple Pilots will perform their debut LP Core straight through in celebration of the disc's 20th anniversary, and the Barenaked Ladies will tour with Blues Traveler and Cracker. The most retro-tastic experience of all, however, is the Summerland tour, which features Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground.

The whole point of the thing is to create nostalgia," says Gin Blossoms frontman Robin Wilson. "That pretty much happens at all of our shows, but this will be a very concentrated dose of it." Rolling Stone spoke with Wilson about the origins of the Summerland tour, life on the oldies circuit and the legacy of Doug Hopkins, the late Gin Blossoms guitarist who wrote some of their biggest hits before being fired from the band due to...