• Justin Bieber/ Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty

    Who Charted? Justin Bieber Dwarfs Big Debuts by Fiona Apple, Smashing Pumpkins

    First! In news that will shock no life form with a pulse, Justin Bieber's Believe nabs the biggest debut sales week of the year, with 374,000 copies sold per Nielsen SoundScan easily giving him a No. 1 atop the Billboard 200. Sorry, Madonna fans, that does mean he also beat out MDNA's 359,000-copy first week. 2 Through 10: Nos. 2, 3, and 4 all belong to debuts as well, with Kenny Chesney's Welcome to the Fishbowl (193,000), Fiona Apple's marvelously joyful The Idler Wheel... (72,000), and Smashing Pumpkins' better-than-the-real-world Oceania (54,000) lining up in that order. The eclectic trio mercifully staves off the Rock of Ages soundtrack, which comes in at No. 5 with 49,000 copies after last week's No. 9 spot (and the week before's No. 15) and beats out the second week of Usher's Monsters of Folk-inspired Looking 4 Myself, which takes No. 6 with 48,000.

  • Mitch and Amy Winehouse / Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty

    Amy Winehouse Book Recounts Birth of 'Rehab'

    Mitch Winehouse's memoir Amy, My Daughter arrives tomorrow, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the British singer's death. Passages available to the press last week indicated the book isn't kind to his daughter's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil (a.k.a. Blake Incarcerated). Now Rolling Stone has provided a lengthier excerpt that explores the star's creative processes. Mitch Winehouse writes about how his daughter's beehive hairstyle was adapted from "some of the Hispanic women she'd seen in Miami" and how she picked up vintage girl-group vinyl records in London's Camden market for inspiration.

  • Best Coast

    Best Coast, TV on the Radio, Grouplove Booked for Free Shows at U.S. Open of Surfing

    You know what they say about a southern California surf contest without a free concert series to go with it — well, they don't actually say anything, but if they did, we'd think they'd say, "It's bound to be less awesome!" Therefore we're happy to announce the lineup that will accompany Nike's U.S. Open of Surfing, which goes down July 28 through August 5 in Huntington Beach. This year's shows will feature SPIN's very own Outside Issue cover stars, Best Coast, TV on the Radio, and Grouplove during three competition days. SoCal resident or not, don't worry if you can't get the vacation days — the whole thing is going to be live-streamed, just like MGMT's performance was last year. The series kicks off August 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Death Grips Get All Up In Your Prius in 'Double Helix' Clip

    The first thing noise-rap trio Death Grips did after they canceled all their tour dates early last month (in order to "complete our next album NO LOVE [sic]," they wrote) was drop a dizzying laundromat adventure in the form of a video treatment for "Hustle Bones", a week after the announcement. The thing looks like it took about three hours to toss together, so it should come as no surprise that the next cut off their ridiculously excellent major label debut, Money Store to get a self-directed clip, "Double Helix," which they just posted to their Facebook and Twitter accounts, boasts a similarly low-maintenance (yet equally retina-punching) aesthetic.

  • Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky's 'National Anthem' Trailer Is Longer Than 'National Anthem'

    The Internet sort of freaked out last week when A$AP Rocky told 16Bars.tv that he was going to be playing a JFK-esque figure in Lana Del Rey's upcoming video for her Born to Die cut "National Anthem," and now the pair seem intent on riding that wave of excitement as hard as possible, dropping a trailer for the clip that is actually four seconds longer than the song itself (via Pitchfork). The video's director, Anthony Mandler, must not have had to do much brainstorming outside of Del Rey's own creative dictations, because the trailer, which includes the entire song and supposedly features the singer as Jackie Kennedy/O (all we see is her much-lampooned hair-fidgeting over and over for three minutes and 55 seconds, so who knows if she's actually portraying the ex-First Lady), oozes the LDR aesthetic, repeating the same found-footage-style clips — though this time decidedly more t

  • 50 Cent

    50 Cent's 'Complicated' Video Overshadowed by Real-Life Car Accident

    50 Cent may be getting richer and richer, but he isn't investing much cash in his latest video, the ironically simple clip for The Lost Tape's "Complicated." He's pretty content chilling on the couch, trying on a few of his many fitted hats and getting ready to go out the way only Fiddy could — by downing one of his own branded energy shots, considering his baseball bat, and busting his bulletproof vest out of the wall (via Rap Radar). The video may be low-key, but reality was far more harsh for the rapper at approximately 3 a.m. this morning. Just hours after the video dropped, his (bulletproof) SUV was rear-ended by a Mack truck on New York's Long Island Expressway and 50, along with his driver, was hospitalized for the second time this month (the last time it was for food poisoning). He's since been released, and as XXL reports, he's doing fine.

  • Gwen Stefani

    No Doubt's 'Push and Shove' Heavy on Reggae Songs, Horns

    When Gwen Stefani enters a recording studio, it is customary for the horn players awaiting her to begin playing "The Imperial March." We learn this key factoid and a few more nuggets about the first No Doubt album in 11 years from the band's latest studio webisode, which was posted early this morning and captures longtime collaborators Gabe McNair and Stephen Bradley adding some of their horny flair to several of the new LP's tracks. Based on this latest peek inside the studio, we know now Push and Shove does indeed feature trombone and trumpet — Stefani proclaims there are more horns on Push and Shove than there were on the band's last album, 2001's Rock Steady. Also, guitarist Tom Dumont seems almost jealous of McNair and Bradley's "freshness" and "excitement" — even though they've been playing with the band since 1993 and 1995 respectively.

  • Tom Petty, Eddie Vedder, Jack White / Photo by Cheryl Dunn (Petty); Getty Images (Vedder); Jim Bennett (White)

    Jack White Declines to Join Tom Petty and Eddie Vedder's Superjam

    Rockists in Amsterdam must be having a field day (though their wallets surely haven't) over the past few days, as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Pearl Jam's tours are currently dominating the city's major venues. The latter arrived over the weekend and is slated for two back-to-back performances at Ziggo Dome tomorrow and Wednesday, but — and chock this up to the generous vibes PJ have been emanating recently — Eddie Vedder decided to spend one of his nights off giving Petty fans a little bang for their buck, and joined the Heartbreakers for performances of "The Waiting" and "American Girl" at the Heineken Music Hall (via CoS).

  • Watch Deadmau5's Bradbury-Inspired Video for 'The Veldt'

    Watch Deadmau5's Bradbury-Inspired Video for 'The Veldt'

    As if to apologize for his umpteenth Tumblr megavent over the weekend, EDM lightning rod Deadmau5 just dropped this extraordinary — and extraordinarily Disney-inspired — clip for his recent Bradbury-nodding, fan collaboration track "The Veldt." Deadau5 premiered the instrumental version of "The Veldt" three months ago, claiming to have been so inspired by Ray Bradbury's 1950 dystopian short story of the same name, which serves as an admonition against the dangers of modern technology, that he created the three-minute soundtrack in tribute to the writer, who died June 5 following a "lengthy illness" at age 91. Shortly after the DJ, also known as Joel Zimmerman, dropped the track, he lauded a fan, songwriter Chris James, in another Tumblr rant for "righteously [doing] his homework" (i.e., actually reading Bradbury's short story) before offering up lyrics for it.

  • Justice

    Hear Falcon Take on Justice's 'New Lands' for Remix EP

    Justice have polished off the stateside tour dates supporting their fall 2011 LP Audio Video Disco and decided what to do next: release a remix EP and go on tour again, of course! New Lands, which is comprised of the French electro-dance duo's Audio Video Disco cut "New Lands," along with a live version and three remixes by Falcon (which you can hear below), A-Trak (which you can already hear here), and Sebastian, dropped this morning via Ed Banger Records and is available to purchase here.

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