SPIN.com's Best of the Week

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Axl Rose / Arcade Fire's Winn Butler / Ronnie James Dio
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This week, SPIN remembered late metal icon Ronnie James Dio, the Arcade Fire previewed two tracks off their upcoming album, and Axl Rose filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Irving Azoff, claiming he tried to "sabotage" the reformed Guns N' Roses.

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

TOP STORIES

WATCH: Muse's New 'Twilight: Eclipse' VideoBella is caught in a love triangle in the British band's clip for "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)." Read >> Plus
  • Remembering Metal Great Ronnie James Dio Read >>
  • SNEAK PEEK: Two New Arcade Fire Songs! Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Stone Temple Pilots Debut New Song! Read >>
  • Slash Slams Axl Rose's GNR Lawsuit Read >>

NEWS

Vampire Weekend Announce U.S. TourBeach House and Dum Dum Girls will join the Ivy League boys on the road this fall. Get details here! Read >> Plus
  • New Eels Album Out in August Read >>
  • Q&A: Good Charlotte's Benji Madden Read >>
  • Marilyn Manson, Evan Rachel Wood Star in Horror Movie Read >>
  • Jim James Plans Benefit Tour Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

WATCH: Trent Reznor's New Band Debut Gory Video!The NIN rocker and his wife are murdered in How To Destroy Angels' "The Space in Between" clip. Play >> Plus
  • New Beck, Costello Tunes on 'True Blood' Soundtrack Play >>
  • WATCH: Eddie Vedder Joins Band of Horses Play >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Minus the Bear Play >>
  • Travie McCoy, Bruno Mars Unplug at SPIN Office Play >>
  • LISTEN: New Song from Underworld Play >>

PHOTO GALLERY

STP Rock Album Release PartySee photos of the reunited alt-rock quartet blasting a 90-minute set in New York City. See our review and pics >>

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

Kravitz, Legend, Mos Def Headline Gulf Aid ConcertThese musicians and many more raise money for locals affected by the Gulf's gigantic oil spill. Read >>

REVIEWS

Janelle Monáe, The ArchAndroid She's Out There: From German Expressionism to Afro-Futurism.Read >> Plus
  • LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening (DFA/Virgin) Read >>
  • Band of Horses, Infinite Arms (Brown/Fat Possum/Columbia) Read >>
  • Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Distant Relatives (Universal Republic) Read >>
  • Reflection Eternal, Revolutions Per Minute (Warner Bros.) Read >>
  • Jamie Lidell, Compass (Warp) Read >>
  • Danko Jones, Below the Belt (Bad Taste/Caroline) Read >>

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