2008 was a banner year for SPIN.com readers: Fans were treated to behind-the-scenes footage of Slayer and Bayside working on their new albums; were invited along on Pearl Jam's North American tour with our blogger Zach Newman, who hit every show along the way and even interviewed guitarist Mike McCready; and were the first to hear new tunes from Scott Weiland, Minus the Bear, Death Cab for Cutie, and Brody Dalle's new band, Spinnerette. Check out these highlights and more below.
Exclusive Video: Slayer in the StudioWatch the thrash-metal gods at work on their next record! Read >>
Video: On the Road with Pearl JamOur young, fresh-from-college reporter packed his bags and hit the road, following Pearl Jam's North American tour. Read >>
Exclusive Video: In the Studio with BaysideSPIN.com went behind the boards with the Long Island lads in L.A. Hear clips of two tracks from their Sept. release, Shudder, and watch frontman Anthony Raneri's descriptions. Read >>
Exclusive Streams: Scott WeilandThe Stone Temple Pilots singer unveiled songs off his new solo record, Happy in Galoshes.
Exclusive Album Stream: Marilyn Manson, Sparklehorse, KoRn on Nightmare SoundtrackOnly on SPIN.com: Modern-rock standouts interpret tunes from 1993's animated holiday film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Read >>
Exclusive Song: Brody Dalle's SpinneretteClick here to stream "Ghetto Love," a rockin' track from the ex-Distillers frontwoman's new band! Read >>
Exclusive: Download a New Minus the Bear SongWe premiered the previously unreleased "Guns & Ammo" from the indie prog band's acoustic EP. Read >>
New Stream: Death Cab for Cutie, "I Will Possess Your Heart"The epic first single off Ben Gibbard and crew's Narrow Stairs. Read >>
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