SPIN.com's Best of the Week

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Hayley Williams / Erykah Badu / Pete Wentz
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SPIN Staff

This week, three big-time artists made interestingly bizarre choices: Paramore's Hayley Williams covered Lady Gaga on Twitter, Pete Wentz donned zombie makeup to promote his protégés, and Erykah Badu got naked in Dallas, inciting Texas-sized controversy. Plus, festival season heated up with Cali's Bamboozle Left, Miami's Ultra, and Tennessee's Big Ears.

These stories, plus the week's top news, photo galleries, audio/video, and reviews:

TOP STORIES

WATCH: Hayley Williams Covers Lady GagaParamore's lead lady flexes her piano skills on a TwitVid cover of "Bad Romance."Read >> Plus
  • EXCLUSIVE PICS: Pete Wentz Goes Zombie Read >>
  • Dallas Mayor Denounces Erykah Badu's Naked Video Read >>
  • Mark Hoppus Wants to Hear Your Band! Read >>
  • Tom Morello Guests on New Cypress Hill Jam Read >>
  • Broken Bells Map First Tour Read >>

FESTIVAL PHOTOS

The Best of Bamboozle LeftAFI, Circa Survive, Something Corporate, Bouncing Souls & dozens more rock Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Read >> Plus
  • The 20 Best Pics from Miami's Ultra Music Festival Read >>
  • The 9 Best Moments at Tennessee's Big Ears Festival Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

WATCH: MGMT's "Flash Delirium" VideoThe first video off Congratulations is a beautifully shot freak out. Watch it now! Read >> Plus
  • WATCH: New Weezer Video Read >>
  • WATCH: Green Day's "American Girls" Video Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE SONG: Born Ruffians Get Soulful Read >>
  • Wilco's Intimate Backstage Performance Read >>

REVIEWS

Dum Dum Girls, I Will BePunk wailer reemerges as enigmatic romantic.Read >> Plus
  • Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Medicine County Read >>
  • Seasick Steve, Man From Another Time Read >>

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