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Leading up to Valentine’s Day, love was certainly on tap this past week: Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore got engaged, the Mobius Band gave away a sonic love letter to their fans, and Trail of Dead showed some love to SPIN’s new offices with a private performance. Meanwhile, the domestic abuse allegations against Chris Brown have us asking, “Where’s the love?”

All these stories, plus the week’s editor’s blogs, audio/video, news, and reviews, below.TOP STORIES:

Chris Brown and Rihanna: The Whole Story

Brown’s past comes back to haunt him in the aftermath of his alleged altercation with girlfriend Rihanna. Read >>PLUS:

  • Is Chris Brown’s Career Over? Read >>
  • Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore EngagedRead >>
  • Free Album: Mobius Band Cover Kanye, Petty, Dixie Chicks Read >>
  • Trail of Dead Rock SPIN’s New Office Read >>


All 25 Grammy Performances — Ranked!

Who’s No. 1? Who’s the worst? SPIN’s Charles Aaron goes where only a true music obsessive would dare. Read >>PLUS:

  • Grammys: 7 Best Moments Read >>
  • 11 Thoughts About The Grammys Read >>


U2 Debut New Song!

Click here to listen to “No Line On The Horizon.” Read >>PLUS:

  • Exclusive: Lady Sovereign Debuts 3 New Songs Read >>
  • Exclusive Song: Felice Brothers’ Roughneck Sound Read >>
  • Watch Blur in the Studio Read >>
  • Free Download: The Thermals Go SoftRead >>


Exclusive: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Talk New Album

Karen O and Co. unveil the release date, cover art, and tracklist, and discuss the all-new sound for It’s Blitz! Read >>PLUS:

  • Q&A: Scott WeilandRead >>
  • Dr. Dre, Pharrell on New Snoop Dogg Album Read >>
  • Grammys: Coldplay, Radiohead, Plant and Krauss Win Big Read >>
  • Green Day Reveal New Album Title, Release DateRead >>


Lily Allen, It’s Not Me, It’s You

Britpop’s gossip girl stops to ponder what fame has wrought.Read >>PLUS:

  • Ben Lee, The Rebirth of Venus (New West) Read >>
  • Dan Auerbach, Keep It Hid (Nonesuch) Read >>
  • Madlib, Beat Konducta, Vol. 5-6: A Tribute To… (Stones Throw) Read >>
  • Dex Romweber Duo, Ruins of Berlin (Bloodshotl) Read >>
  • Trouble Andrew, Trouble Andrew (Virgin) Read >>