SPIN.com's Best of the Week

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This week, SPIN got the inside scoop from R.E.M. on their next record, talked with Rivers Cuomo about Weezer's reissue of Pinkerton, and premiered a sexy new video from Of Montreal. Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse returned with a new song, Evanescence revealed details of their risky new album, and Gorillaz' Damon Albarn announced his new band with Flea.

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

TOP STORIES

R.E.M. Tap Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith for Next Album Mike Mills dishes on the pioneering band's "expansive" spring release. Read >> Plus
  • Rivers Cuomo: 'There's So Much Pain in My Voice' Read >>
  • HEAR IT: Amy Winehouse Returns with New Cover! Read >>
  • SPIN's 5 Best New Artists for November Read >>
  • WATCH: Pete Yorn Unplugs at SPIN Read >>

NEWS

Lil Wayne Released from Prison Weezy leaves New York City's Rikers Island -- and plans his next moves.
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Plus
  • Evanescence Reveal Details of Risky New Album Read >>
  • New Michael Jackson Album Out Next Month Read >>
  • U2's 'Spider-Man' Musical Delayed Read >>
  • President Bush on Kanye: 'He Called Me a Racist' Read >>
  • Q&A: Damon Albarn Forms New Band with Flea Read >>
  • Marilyn Manson Goes "Punk" On New Album Read >>

PHOTO GALLERIES

Music's 10 Best Halloween CostumesCheck out our photos to see if your favorite musician made the list. View >> Plus
  • Inside A Perfect Circle's Tour Rehearsal View >>
  • Best of CMJ Street Fashion View >>
  • Inside the Flaming Lips' Halloween Bash! View >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

EXCLUSIVE: New Motion City Soundtrack Video!Watch the band's self-produced, one-take clip for "A Lifeless Ordinary." Read >> Plus
  • New Kanye Song with Elton John, La Roux & 9 More! Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Preview New Depeche Mode DVD Read >>
  • WATCH: Kid Cudi Debuts Rock Song with St. Vincent Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Video from Atmosphere Read >>
  • Ben Gibbard Plays New Song, Duets with Zooey Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ben Folds & Nick Hornby Live in NYC Read >>
  • HEAR IT: Eminem and Rihanna's Haunting Sequel Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sexy New Video from Of Montreal Read >>
  • Sneak Peek: My Chem's Epic New Video Read >>

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

Phish Trick and Treat With Little Feat & Led ZeppelinThe band's Halloween weekend combined Atlantic City, a horn section, and a "Whole Lotta Love." Read >> Plus
  • 10 Best Moments of Voodoo Music Experience Read >>
  • 10 Best Moments from the MoogFest Celebration Read >>
  • A Perfect Circle Play First Show in 6 Years Read >>

REVIEWS

Matt & Kim, Sidewalks (Fader)Hugs Not Drugs: Peppy pair storm the dance floor with wholesome beats.
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Plus
  • Elvis Costello, National Ransom (Hear Music) Read >>
  • The 1900s, Return of the Century (Parasol)Read >>
  • Brian Eno, Small Craft on a Milk Sea (Warp) Read >>
  • Violens, Amoral (Asylum/Warner Bros.) Read >>
  • Good Charlotte, Cardiology (Capitol) Read >>

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  • 5 The Julie Ruin — Brightside " 03:04
  • 6 Mirel Wagner — What Love Looks Like " 03:07
  • 7 Amen Dunes — I Can't Dig It " 04:53

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