SPIN.com’s News of the Week
Jay Reatard is found dead, Guns N' Roses open their tour, and MGMT discuss their next album. Plus: Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, and more.
This week, Guns N’ Roses kicked off their Chinese Democracy tour, Lady Gaga collapsed from exhaustion, and MGMT talked about their upcoming sophomore album. Elsewhere, Courtney Love posted pics of her new tattoos and, mysteriously, garage-punk rocker Jay Reatard was discovered dead in his Memphis, TN, home.
These stories, plus the week’s top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below.
- Guns N’ Roses Kick Off ‘Chinese Democracy’ TourRead >>
- Jay Reatard Dead at 29Read >>
- Q&A: MGMT’s Andrew VanwyngardenRead >>
- Courtney Love Gets Inked Read >>
- Dirty Projectors Release Two Free Singles Read >>
- Coldplay, Blink, Bloc Party Call for Haiti Relief Read >>
- Death Cab Pay Tribute to John HughesRead >>
- M.I.A. on New Album: “No Gimmicks” Read >>
- Mark Hoppus’ Pick of the Week: Your Vegas Read >>
- Soundtrack for Tim Burton’s ‘Alice’ Movie Revealed!Read >>
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- WATCH: Fanfarlo Play Acoustic at SPIN HQ Read >>
- Exclusive: New Shout Out Louds Song! Read >>
- Stream Spoon’s New Album! Read >>
- Tori Amos Plays at SPIN OfficeRead >>
- M.I.A. Releases New Song and Video Read >>
- WATCH: Vampire Weekend Unplugged Read >>
- WATCH: Air’s Mysterious New Video Read >>
- WATCH: New Muse Video, ‘Resistance’ Read >>