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SPIN.com’s Best of the Week

Get the scoop on R.E.M.'s upcoming album, Amy Winehouse's new song, and Weezer's fall tour. Plus, Lil Wayne, Eminem, and more!

This week, SPIN got the inside scoop from R.E.M. on their next record, talked with Rivers Cuomo about Weezer’s reissue of Pinkerton, and premiered a sexy new video from Of Montreal. Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse returned with a new song, Evanescence revealed details of their risky new album, and Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn announced his new band with Flea.

Those stories, plus more of the week’s top news, audio/video, photos, and live reviews, below.

TOP STORIES

R.E.M. Tap Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith for Next Album Mike Mills dishes on the pioneering band’s “expansive” spring release. Read >> Plus

  • Rivers Cuomo: ‘There’s So Much Pain in My Voice’ Read >>
  • HEAR IT: Amy Winehouse Returns with New Cover! Read >>
  • SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for November Read >>
  • WATCH: Pete Yorn Unplugs at SPIN Read >>

NEWS

Lil Wayne Released from Prison Weezy leaves New York City’s Rikers Island — and plans his next moves.
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  • Evanescence Reveal Details of Risky New Album Read >>
  • New Michael Jackson Album Out Next Month Read >>
  • U2’s ‘Spider-Man’ Musical Delayed Read >>
  • President Bush on Kanye: ‘He Called Me a Racist’ Read >>
  • Q&A: Damon Albarn Forms New Band with Flea Read >>
  • Marilyn Manson Goes “Punk” On New Album Read >>

PHOTO GALLERIES

Music’s 10 Best Halloween CostumesCheck out our photos to see if your favorite musician made the list. View >> Plus

  • Inside A Perfect Circle’s Tour Rehearsal View >>
  • Best of CMJ Street Fashion View >>
  • Inside the Flaming Lips’ Halloween Bash! View >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

EXCLUSIVE: New Motion City Soundtrack Video!Watch the band’s self-produced, one-take clip for “A Lifeless Ordinary.” Read >> Plus

  • New Kanye Song with Elton John, La Roux & 9 More! Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Preview New Depeche Mode DVD Read >>
  • WATCH: Kid Cudi Debuts Rock Song with St. Vincent Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Video from Atmosphere Read >>
  • Ben Gibbard Plays New Song, Duets with Zooey Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ben Folds & Nick Hornby Live in NYC Read >>
  • HEAR IT: Eminem and Rihanna’s Haunting Sequel Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sexy New Video from Of Montreal Read >>
  • Sneak Peek: My Chem’s Epic New Video Read >>

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

Phish Trick and Treat With Little Feat & Led ZeppelinThe band’s Halloween weekend combined Atlantic City, a horn section, and a “Whole Lotta Love.” Read >> Plus

  • 10 Best Moments of Voodoo Music Experience Read >>
  • 10 Best Moments from the MoogFest Celebration Read >>
  • A Perfect Circle Play First Show in 6 Years Read >>

REVIEWS

Matt & Kim, Sidewalks (Fader)Hugs Not Drugs: Peppy pair storm the dance floor with wholesome beats.
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  • Elvis Costello, National Ransom (Hear Music) Read >>
  • The 1900s, Return of the Century (Parasol)Read >>
  • Brian Eno, Small Craft on a Milk Sea (Warp) Read >>
  • Violens, Amoral (Asylum/Warner Bros.) Read >>
  • Good Charlotte, Cardiology (Capitol) Read >>
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