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SPIN.com’s Best of the Week, December 8-14

From reunions to retirements, the world of music was full of surprises. Plus: Fall Out Boy, Pearl Jam, Metallica, and more!

Over the last week, the impossible became possible: Blur reunited and loudmouthed Britpop legends Oasis finally ended a decade-long feud with the Damon Albarn-led band. If that wasn’t enough, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails hinted at retirement, Billy Corgan declared that the Pumpkins were done releasing albums, and Katy Perry actually apologized to somebody. Read about these stories, as well as the week’s top news, MP3s, videos, and reviews below.TOP STORIES:

Blur Play First Show in Six Years

It’s true! The Britpop legends are reuniting. Click here to see what they have planned. Read >>PLUS:

  • Oasis Call Feud with Blur “Pathetic”Read >>
  • Music Feud: Katy Perry vs. Lily Allen Read >>
  • Trent Reznor to Retire? Read >>
  • Smashing Pumpkins: “No More Albums” Read >>

EDITORS’ BLOG:

Pearl Jam: Gods or a Cult?

As the flannel-clad rockers re-release their classic 1991 debut album, SPIN’s David Marchese considers the Vedhead legacy. Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO:

Exclusive: Fall Out Boy Live!

Watch the emo stars discuss Folie à Deux and perform at the Chicago Theatre. Read >>PLUS:

  • Listen to Fall Out Boy’s New Album Read >>
  • Watch Metallica’s New Music Video Read >>
  • First Listen: Peter, Bjorn, and John Read >>
  • First Look: Brody Dalle’s Spinnerette Read >>
  • Exclusive: Toadies Play “Possum Kingdom” Read >>

NEWS:

Eminem Speaks: “Up to Old Mischievous Ways”

The Detroit rapper discusses his new album, Dr. Dre, and the leaked first single. Read >>PLUS:

  • U2 and Will.i.Am Collaborating on Album Read >>
  • Smiths Reunion Possible Read >>
  • Will Unreliable Winehouse Finish New Record? Read >>
  • Pearl Jam: New Songs on ‘Ten’ Reissue Read >>

REVIEWS:

Fall Out Boy, Folie a Deux

Pete & Pat Inc. launch shiny new product line.Read >>PLUS:

  • All American Rejects, When the World Comes Down (Doghouse/DGC/Interscope) Read >>
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