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The music world was full of fighting this past week: Kanye West and Chairlift released dueling videos, Suge Knight got roughed by Akon’s manager, the Brits Awards dissed Coldplay, and Lily Allen fought, well, everybody. All this, plus the week’s top editors’ blogs, news, audio/video, and reviews below!TOP STORIES:

Chris Brown: “Sorry and Saddened”

Plus: Jay-Z’s latest comments on Rihanna — and the Leona Lewis flirtation rumor denied. Read >>PLUS:

  • Video Battle: Kanye vs. ChairliftRead >>
  • Lily Allen Storms Charts and Fights Perez HiltonRead >>
  • Suge Knight Hospitalized After FightRead >>
  • Video: Duffy, Kings of Leon Win, Coldplay Snubbed at Brit AwardsRead >>


5 Bands Kurt Cobain Would Love

The Nirvana frontman would be 42 today. SPIN’s David Marchese picks five groups he’d champion, if he were still around. Read >>PLUS:

  • Stars Sing to Save Children’s LivesRead >>


Rapper MC Lars Shares His Favorite Book

PLUS: Download his Hamlet-inspired new song, “Hey There, Ophelia,” featuring members of Cobra Starship and the Donnas.Read >>PLUS:

  • Exclusive Video: Trail of Dead Play SPIN Party Read >>
  • Exclusive Download: Young LoveRead >>
  • Exclusive Download: These Are PowersRead >>
  • Exclusive Song: Indie Supergroup Swan LakeRead >>
  • Exclusive Song: Lamb of God’s Insane RiffageRead >>


M.I.A.’s Baby Is Born

Boy or girl? Click here for details on the “Paper Planes” rapper’s child. Read >>PLUS:

  • Pumpkins, Hanson, Cheap Trick Members Form Band!?!Read >>
  • Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction Plan TourRead >>
  • Buy Kurt Cobain’s T-Shirts!Read >>
  • Kings of Leon Are Being Stalked Read >>
  • Puscifer Perform First Live Gig Read >>


Morrissey, Years of Refusal

Mayor of Mope is back for another term.Read >>PLUS:

  • …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Century of Self (Richter Scale/Justice) Read >>
  • Asobi Seksu, Hush (Polyvinyl) Read >>
  • Beirut/Realpeople, March of the Zapotec/Holland (Pompeii) Read >>
  • Living Things, Habeas Corpus (Jive) Read >>
  • M. Ward, Hold Time (Merge) Read >>
  • Thursday, Common Existence (Epitaph) Read >>
  • Benjy Ferree, Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee (Domino) Read >>
  • Iran, Dissolver (Narnack) Read >>
  • Alela Diane, To Be Still (Rough Trade) Read >>
  • The Drones, Havilah (ATP) Read >>