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SPIN.com’s Best of the Week

Beastie Boys and Chris Brown speak out, while former Wilco member Jay Bennett dies unexpectedly. PLUS: Eminem, Manson, and more!

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // May 29, 2009

This week Eminem scored the year’s best-selling album, the Beastie Boys visited Jimmy Fallon, Chris Brown broke his silence, and former Wilco member Jay Bennett passed away unexpectedly. All these stories, plus the week’s best editor’s blogs, photo galleries, audio/video, news, and reviews, below:TOP STORIES:

Eminem’s ‘Relapse': Best Seller of the Year

The hip-hop superstar’s latest nets him his fifth straight No. 1 album. Click here for more!Read >>PLUS:

  • Beastie Boys Bust Jimmy Fallon’s Chops, Announce AlbumRead >>
  • Chris Brown: “I Ain’t A Monster”Read >>
  • Former Wilco Member Jay Bennett Dies at 45Read >>

PHOTO GALLERIES:

Live from Sasquatch Music Fest!

See Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nine Inch Nails, Fleet Foxes, Erykah Badu, Grizzly Bear, and more!Read >>PLUS:

  • Girl Talk Rocks SPIN/Canon Party in NYC Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO:

Watch White Rabbits Perform at the SPIN Office

We’re big fans of the New York indie-rockers, who stopped by to play us a pair of new tunes. Click here to watch!Read >>PLUS:

  • Jacko Love: Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Peter Bjorn and John!Read >>
  • Free Download: Jay Reatard’s New Song!Read >>

NEWS:

Depeche Mode’s Gahan Has Tumor Removed

Doctors operate to excise a malignant growth from frontman Dave Gahan’s bladder. Click here for details.Read >>PLUS:

  • Sneak Peek: Rihanna and Kanye Get “Paranoid”Read >>
  • White Stripes’ White Wedding SurpriseRead >>
  • My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way Welcomes BabyRead >>
  • Kanye: No Auto-Tune for Jay-ZRead >>

REVIEWS:

Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest

Indie rock’s crafty connoisserurs refine their sorrow. Read >>PLUS:

  • Marilyn Manson, ‘The High End of Low’ (Interscope)Read >>
  • Phoenix, ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ (Loyaute/Glassnote) Read >>
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow, ‘Eating Us’ (Graveface)Read >>
  • Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, ‘II’ (Eskimo) Read >>
  • Sunn O))), ‘Monoliths & Dimensions’ (Southern Lord)Read >>