News \’s Best of the Week

The White Stripes call it quits, the Kills and Fleet Foxes drop new songs, and Panic! talks. Plus: Thursday, Rihanna, and more!

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // February 5, 2011

This week, the White Stripes officially called it quits, Fleet Foxes and the Kills dropped new songs, and Panic! at the Disco discussed their upcoming album, Vices & Virtues. Meanwhile, premiered a poppy new track from New Jersey punks Thursday, and Rihanna released a kinky video for her single “S&M.”

These stories, plus the week’s top news, audio, video, and live reviews, below:


The White Stripes Split Up “The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore… [they] belong to you…” Read >>


  • REMEMBER: The White Stripes – by Chuck Klosterman Read >>
  • Panic! at the Disco Grow Up for New Album Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: Fleet Foxes Release First Song! Read >>
  • HEAR MUSIC: Thursday Reveal Edgy New Album Read >>
  • Rihanna Releases Racy New Video for “S&M” Read >>


PREVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Super Bowl Show “We’re known for doing outlandish things and we’re going to make this a big spectacle,” tells SPIN. Read >>


  • Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week: ‘Skins’ Edition Read >>
  • Foo Fighters Documentary Coming in March Read >>
  • Ex-Paramore Guitarist Josh Farro Forms New Band Read >>
  • Avett Brothers Recording Next LP with Rick Rubin Read >>
  • Author Danielewski, Biffy Clyro Set for SPIN Benefit Read >>
  • Why He’s Called… Buck 65 Read >>


The Biggest Twitter Feuds of All Time! From Trent Reznor and Amy Winehouse to Courtney Love vs.the World — see who hates who most. View >>


Hear It: New Song from the Kills Check out the Kate Moss-inspired “Satellite,” off Blood Pressures, out April 5. Read >>


  • The 5 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever Read >>
  • Hear It: Bright Eyes’ New LP ‘The People’s Key’ Read >>
  • WATCH: R.E.M. Do Buster Keaton Pratfalls Read >>
  • Nicki Minaj Dominates ‘Saturday Night Live’ Read >>
  • Stream Miike Snow’s 45-Minute Australian Show Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Submarines Leak Song, Announce Tour Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Those Darlins’ Bad-Ass New Video Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: Meet Hot Nashville Rockers Mona Read >>


Panic! at the Disco Unveil New Tunes in NYC With new members in tow, Brendon Urie & Spencer Smith continue to keep teen hearts beating faster. Read >>


Cold War Kids, Mine Is Yours (Warner Bros.) Clattery, quirky rockers unable to set sex on fire. Read >>


  • David Lowery, The Palace Guards (429) Read >>
  • The Go! Team, Rolling Blackouts (Memphis Industries) Read >>