SPIN.com's Best of the Week

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This week, My Chemical Romance talked to SPIN about their action-packed video, Kings of Leon streamed their upcoming record, and Rihanna chatted about her new music and "Only Girl (In the World)" clip.Meanwhile, SPIN picked the must-hear artists from next week's CMJ Festival, Kid Cudi rocked out with Kayne, and Axl Rose reunited with Duff McKagan onstage.

These stories, plus more of the week's top new, audio/video, photos, and live reviews, below.

TOP STORIES

NEW MUSIC: 30 Best Artists from CMJ FestSPIN picks the can't-miss new artists who are likely to break big during New York's annual festival. Read >> Plus
  • My Chem Talk New Video for "Na Na Na" Read >>
  • Axl Rose Reunites with Duff McKagan Read >>
  • Hear It Now: Kings of Leon's New Album Read >>
  • LISTEN: Four Unreleased Weezer Songs! Read >>
  • Rihanna on New Music: "More Than Racy" Read >>

NEWS

My Morning Jacket: Back to Basics on New AlbumBassist Tom Blankenship tells SPIN.com that the band is returning to their "laid back" Southern roots on upcoming record. Read >> Plus
  • The Best Moments of Austin City Limits 2010 Read >>
  • Prince Announces December Tour Read >>
  • Weezer to Release Rarities Album Read >>
  • Cold War Kids: 'Big Rock Record' Due in January Read >>
  • Iron and Wine Goes Major on New LP Read >>

PHOTO GALLERIES

Up Close With Rock's Coolest StarsJulian Casablancas, Fiona Apple, Jim James, Karen O, and others reveal secrets of their success in the new book 'Music.' View >> Plus
  • Austin City Limits 2010: The Best Photos View >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

WATCH: Kid Cudi's Rock'n'Roll Video ft. Kanye!Hip-hop's dynamic duo transform into bonafide rock stars, shred guitar onstage, and get groupie love in "Erase Me" clip. Read >> Plus
  • WATCH: Wayne Coyne Paints With Own Blood! Read >>
  • WATCH: Lou Reed, Mos Def Join Gorillaz! Read >>
  • HEAR IT: My Chemical Romance's Blistering New Song Read >>
  • WATCH: MGMT's Trailer for New Doc Read >>
  • WATCH: Eminem Opens Up About Drug Addiction Read >>
  • WATCH: MMJ and the Roots Rock Together Read >>
  • Dead Weather's Lawrence Drops Greenhornes Song Read >>
  • Robyn Releases New Disco Anthem Read >>

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

Ben Folds, Nick Hornby Bring Collabo to Life in NYC$10K raised for Housing Works AIDS charity. Read >> Plus
  • Greg Dulli Kicks Off Unplugged Tour with Guests Read >>
  • Sufjan Stevens Kicks Off Tour in Montreal Read >>
  • Die Antwoord Shock, Rock in U.S. Tour Kickoff Read >>
  • Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Play First U.S. Show Read >>

REVIEWS

Die Antwoord, $O$ (Cherrrytree/Interscope) So zef and so unclean, Cape Town kooks go global. Read >> Plus
  • Antony and the Johnsons, Swanlights (Secretly Canadian) Read >>
  • The Orb vs. David Gilmour, Metallic Spheres (Columbia/Sony)Read >>
  • Belle and Sebastian, Write About Love (Matador) Read >>
  • Doug Paisley, Constant Companion (No Quarter) Read >>
  • The Secret Sisters, Silver Threads and Golden Needles (Beladroit/Universal Republic)Read >>
  • The Postelles, The Postelles (Capitol/Astralwerks) Read >>
  • Yann Tiersen, Dust Lane (ANTI-) Read >>
  • Old 97's, The Grand Theatre Volume One (New West) Read >>
  • Working for a Nuclear Free City, Jojo Burger Tempest (Melodic)Read >>
  • Gold Panda, Lucky Shiner (Ghostly International) Read >>

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