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8 Most Popular MP3s and Videos of 2008


2008 was a banner year for readers: Fans were treated to behind-the-scenes footage of Slayer and Bayside working on their new albums; were invited along on Pearl Jam’s North American tour with our blogger Zach Newman, who hit every show along the way and even interviewed guitarist Mike McCready; and were the first to hear new tunes from Scott Weiland, Minus the Bear, Death Cab for Cutie, and Brody Dalle’s new band, Spinnerette. Check out these highlights and more below.

Exclusive Video: Slayer in the Studio

Watch the thrash-metal gods at work on their next record! Read >>

Video: On the Road with Pearl Jam

Our young, fresh-from-college reporter packed his bags and hit the road, following Pearl Jam’s North American tour. Read >>

Exclusive Video: In the Studio with Bayside went behind the boards with the Long Island lads in L.A. Hear clips of two tracks from their Sept. release, Shudder, and watch frontman Anthony Raneri’s descriptions. Read >>

Exclusive Streams: Scott Weiland

The Stone Temple Pilots singer unveiled songs off his new solo record, Happy in Galoshes.

Exclusive Album Stream: Marilyn Manson, Sparklehorse, KoRn on Nightmare Soundtrack

Only on Modern-rock standouts interpret tunes from 1993’s animated holiday film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Read >>

Exclusive Song: Brody Dalle’s Spinnerette

Click here to stream “Ghetto Love,” a rockin’ track from the ex-Distillers frontwoman’s new band! Read >>

Exclusive: Download a New Minus the Bear Song

We premiered the previously unreleased “Guns & Ammo” from the indie prog band’s acoustic EP. Read >>

New Stream: Death Cab for Cutie, “I Will Possess Your Heart”

The epic first single off Ben Gibbard and crew’s Narrow Stairs. Read >>