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    EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Stump Covers Buddy Holly

    To celebrate what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday next month, Patrick Stump, Zooey Deschanel, Cobra Starship, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr, and others have contributed covers of the rock pioneer's songs to the tribute LP Listen to Me: Buddy Holly (out Sept. 6).Listen to Stump's version of "Everyday" below, exclusively on SPIN.com. Stump beefs up the original recording, from Holly's self-titled 1958 album, with xylophone, soaring strings, and gospel-style female backing vocals. And Stump's high-pitched pipes lend themselves well to the material. Holly's influence has reached many other contemporary musicians. Another tribute LP, Rave On Buddy Holly, dropped earlier this summer with covers from Modest Mouse, the Black Keys, Cee Lo, Julian Casablancas, My Morning Jacket, and Fiona Apple.

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    PREMIERE: Hot Retro-'90s Song from Male Bonding

    John Arthur Webb, the 32-year-old singer-guitarist for one of SPIN's favorite new bands, London alt-rockers Male Bonding, is feeling nostalgic. "Musically the '90s made the biggest impact on me," he says."When I was a kid I mopped floors at an all boys school, and I could buy one CD every two weeks. Nirvana, Blur, Sepultura.... That's the soundtrack to me getting drunk for the first time, getting dumped for the first time, and generally experiencing all those weird feelings for the first time. The association of those times and those bands for me is priceless." Webb's musical upbringing is channeled into his band's second album, Endless Now, out August 30 via Sub Pop. The LP was recorded in the same upstate New York church where Dinosaur Jr. made 1993's Where You Been.

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    U2 Unveil Massive 'Achtung Baby' Boxset

    It's the 20th anniversary of U2's landmark 1991 album Achtung Baby - and to celebrate, Bono and the boys are offering fans quite the present. On October 31, The Biggest Band On Earth will drop 20 Years of Achtung Baby, a massive boxset with six CDs and four DVDs. The goods include a remastered version of the namesake album and its 1993 follow-up Zooropa, plus five 7-inch singles, previously unheard songs from the sessions, the ZOO TV: Live from Sydney concert movie, and a new documentary about the LP, From the Sky Down, directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth).

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    LISTEN: Jane's Addiction Drop New Single

    Last week at a gig in New York City, Jane's Addiction debuted "Irresistible Force," the first single from their reunion album The Great Escape Artist (out September 27), and we dug it on the strength of its "moody verses, tribal drum rolls, and soaring, anthemic choruses." Now, the studio version of the song has emerged online. While frontman Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro both put in stunning performances, the real star of "Irresistible Force" -- the second new track, after "End to the Lies" -- is Dave Sitek, the TV On the Radio multi-instrumentalist who joined Jane's Addiction for The Great Escape Artist. He helped the Los Angeles quartet embrace digital technology -- synths, MIDI, effects -- for the first time in their 25-year career, and brings electronic flourishes and his trademark sheen to the dark, menacing song.

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    WATCH: Foo Fighters Rock Out In Fans' Garages!

    As a nod to their new LP Wasting Light, recorded in frontman Dave Grohl's San Fernando Valley garage with Nevermind producer Butch Vig, Foo Fighters hit the road for an eight-date mini tour playing in fans' garages. Talk about front row seats. Tickets were impossible to score, but thankfully the band brought along a video camera. The result is a 40-minute, music-filled film documenting the out-of-the-ordinary places the band played -- a tiny garage in Yonkers, New York; a barn outside Washington, D.C.; a pizza shop and pub in Chicago -- and the hardcore fans they met in the process. "I didn't win the lottery, but I got this," said one disciple, who has seen the Foos live 26 times. "If I won the lottery the first thing I would do is pay to have Foos play in my garage." Foo Fighters' Garage Tour

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    Watch Drew Barrymore's Best Coast Love Tragedy

    Drew Barrymore's directing debut was the 2009 roller-derby flick Whip It starring Ellen Page, and now she's released her first music video, a star-studded treatment of Best Coast's "Our Deal." Watch below. Starring Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Donald Glover (Community), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), the clip is like a condensed version ofWest Side Story. It tells the tale of two members of rival street gangs, the Day Trotters and the Night Creepers, who fall in love and keep their passion a secret... until the deadly final act. In an interview with MTV (see video below), Barrymore says the clip's plot mirrors the song, a sunny girl-group-inspired pop jam about a broken pact between lovers, from 2010's Crazy For You: "I wanted to do a story that fit into that, where you can't really tell what era you're in...

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    Anna Calvi Roars at SPIN Rooftop Gig

    Thursday night, up-and-coming London singer-songwriter Anna Calvi performed a soaring eight-song set on the roof of SPIN's Manhattan HQ as part of the SPINhouse L!VE concert series, presented by Lacoste L!VE, and complimentary beverages provided by Reyka Vodka. Her debut album, Anna Calvi, is one of the year's strongest - full of brooding emotion and sexy swagger. The LP, produced by Rob Ellis of PJ Harvey fame, is nominated for the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Prize, and has won Calvi many fans, including Brian Eno and Nick Cave, who invited her on tour. Her 45-minute SPINhouse set brought much of the album's drama to life. Calvi's musical intensity was heightened by her somewhat severe stage look of pinned back blonde hair, blood-red lipstick, and night-black eye shadow.

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    WATCH: Mars Volta Perform 3 New Songs

    After a two-year break, El Paso, TX, outfit the Mars Volta have wrapped their yet-to-be-titled sixth studio album, tentatively slated for release in early 2012, and they showed off some new songs, full of their convulsive prog-punk-rock-salsa fusion, earlier this month while touring Europe. Antiquiet collected video of three newbies, "I'm Not Running Away," "Trinkets Pale The Room," and "Walk The Plank." Watch below. Over at his YouTube channel, singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala recently dished on the upcoming LP: "Sorry no Spanish on this record, no Zeppelinesque voyages, no Santana like flourishes... No congas, no Hammond organ stabs, no 30 minute songs, no drums that sounds like mosquitoes buzzing in your ear. Just future punk.

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    WATCH: Mountain Goats' Cool Animated Video

    The Mountain Goats, the devoutly worshipped band led by singer-songwriter John Darnielle, released their 18th studio albumAll Eternals Deck this spring (read our feature story and watch their in-office performance for SPIN Sessions). The trio kick off their summer tour with Bright Eyes today, and to celebrate they dropped their new video for the lively skiffle "Estate Sale Sign." Watch below. Directed by Brooklyn's animation team Awesome and Modest (Miike Snow), the new video is like a children's storybook come to life. The loose plot, which follows two ever-morphing creatures that live, die, and awake reincarnated together, flaunts visual cues to Where the Wild Things Are, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the entire Dr.

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    LEGOs Reenact LCD Soundsystem Video

    Three months have passed since New York City's LCD Soundsystem played their final gig at Madison Square Garden, which translates to 10,022,400 seconds of deep depression for hardcore fans. But instead of dancing to "All My Friends" at home every night, the crafty Michael J. Green filmed a reenactment of the classic track's video, starring LEGOs! "[It's a] tribute to the band that no longer is," Green wrote on YouTube. In the place of singer-mastermind James Murphy is a LEGO man, dolled-up Bowie-style with angular blue makeup and a black tuxedo, singing into the camera as it pans out to show his band gliding through the anthemic new wave jam. So grab a bottle of cheap champagne and mourn LCD's death by dancing to the original and LEGO versions of LCD's "All My Friends" clips.

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