SPIN.com's Best of the Week

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This week, Kings of Leon debuted the video for their new song "Radioactive," the xx took home Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize, and Metallica revealed plans for a new live album. Meanwhile, SPIN.com brought you a rundown of the 20 Best Songs of Summer, got an inside look at Of Montreal's over-the-top fall tour with Janelle Monáe, and caught up with Maynard James Keenan about upcoming Puscifer and Tool projects! These stories, plus the week's top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below.

TOP STORIES

WATCH: Kings of Leon Debut "Radioactive" Video!The Followill boys fire up the BBQ and show love for their Southern roots. Read >> Plus
  • The xx Win Britain's Mercury Prize Read >>
  • Maynard Talks Upcoming Puscifer, Tool Projects Read >>
  • The 15 Best Shows of the Summer Read >>
  • SPIN's 20 Best Songs of Summer Read >>
  • Björk Releases Wild New Track "The Comet Song" Read >>

NEWS

Tour Preview: Of MontrealFrontman Kevin Barnes promises "visually stunning" shows with Janelle Monáe Read >> Plus
  • Metallica to Release Live Album! Read >>
  • Bjork Drops Wild New Track "The Comet Song" Read >>
  • Rihanna Discusses New Album Due in November Read >>
  • Eminem to Open MTV's Video Music Awards Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

LISTEN: New Song from U2's 'Spider-Man' Musical Cast unveils anthemic tune "Boy Falls from the Sky." Plus: Bono checks in from U2's 360 Tour.Read >> Plus
  • WATCH: Weezer's Raucous New "Memories" Video Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Song from Chiddy Bang Read >>
  • WATCH: Brandon Flowers Covers Elvis in London Read >>

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

The Black Angels Play New Album at Private ShowThe Austin band hit New York's coolest neo-goth synagogue for record release party.Read >> Plus
  • 10 Best Moments of Seattle's Bumbershoot Fest Read >>
  • Big Boi Plays Old and New Hits in Brooklyn Read >>

REVIEWS

Interpol, InterpolNew York's gloom kings fail to muster former majesty.Read >> Plus

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