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News’s Best of the Week


This week, SPIN’s David Marchese spoke to No Doubt about their upcoming reunion tour. And 21 different musicians paid tribute to R.E.M. in concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Meanwhile, Jack White debuted his new supergroup in Nashville and Pearl Jam kicked off a series of podcasts. Read on for all these stories, plus the week’s top photo galleries, audio/video, news, and reviews.TOP STORIES:

Four Questions with No Doubt

Gwen, Tony, and Adrian give SPIN the scoop about their upcoming tour, their album giveaway, and what really ticks them off.Read >>PLUS:

  • Exclusive Podcast: Pearl Jam Celebrate ‘Ten’ Reissue Read >>
  • Star Musicians Pay Tribute to R.E.M. in NYCRead >>


Jack White Debuts New Supergroup

Members of the Kills, Raconteurs, and QOTSA — a.k.a., The Dead Weather — perform at White’s new HQ in Nashville. Read >>PLUS:

  • Handsome Furs Kick Off TourRead >>


Exclusive: Superdrag Get Pissed-Off!

Like Carrie but with less pig’s blood and more guitar solos. Watch here! Read >>PLUS:

  • Full Album Stream: Metric’s Fantasies Read >>
  • SXSW ’09 Pick: An HorseRead >>
  • Free Download: Superchunk Channel ‘Aqua Teen’Read >>
  • SXSW ’09 Pick: P.O.S.Read >>


Rihanna and Chris Brown Recording Duet

Plus: Brown tries to negotiate a plea deal, Rihanna will testify, and celebs weigh in.Read >>PLUS:

  • Amy Winehouse Cancels U.S. ComebackRead >>
  • Green Day Reissue Entire Catalog on VinylRead >>
  • No Doubt Channel ‘Clockwork Orange’ on Reunion TourRead >>
  • Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore Marry Read >>


Chris Cornell, Scream

Flailing grunge icon submits to pop mastermind’s odd whims.Read >>PLUS:

  • U2 Play Secret Boston Show Read >>
  • M83 Play Disney Concert Hall with Symphony Read >>
  • Handsome Furs, ‘Face Control’ (Sub Pop)Read >>
  • Extra Golden, ‘Thank You Very Quickly’ (Thrill Jockey) Read >>
  • Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, ‘Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’ (Dead Oceans)Read >>
  • Elvis Perkins in Dearland, ‘Elvis Perkins in Dearland’ (XL) Read >>
  • Riverboat Gamblers, ‘Underneath the Owl’ (Volcom)Read >>
  • Mirah, ‘(a)spera’ (K) Read >>
  • Bishop Allen, ‘Grrr…’ (Dead Oceans) Read >>
  • New Found Glory, ‘Not Without a Fight’ (Epitaph) Read >>
  • Razorlight, ‘Slipway Fires’ (Mercury) Read >>