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News’s Best of the Week


It was a big week for concerts: Bruce Springsteen and Lily Allen both knocked ’em dead at their U.S. tour openers, Chris Cornell rocked Soundgarden classics on his solo tour, and Morrissey wowed the crowd at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

All these stories, plus the week’s top news, photo galleries, editors’ blogs, audio/video, and reviews below:TOP STORIES:

Bruce Springsteen Wows Fans at Tour Opener

The Boss and his E-Street Band bring their three-hour extravaganza to San Jose. Click here for photos and a review! Read >>PLUS:

  • Lily Allen Kicks Off U.S. TourRead >>
  • Morrissey Wows Fans at Carnegie HallRead >>
  • Chris Cornell Revisits Soundgarden Songs in TexasRead >>


Kurt Cobain: 15th Anniversary Scrapbook

To mark the Nirvana frontman’s 1994 death, see our 14 favorite pics from the pages of SPIN. Read >>PLUS:

  • The Definitive Guide to Ramones TributesRead >>
  • Lily Allen Flips George Bush the BirdRead >>
  • Best of the Ultra Music FestRead >>
  • Chris Cornell: Solo Tour Hits HoustonRead >>


The Awesome Teen Comedy Is Back!

SPIN’s Phoebe Reilly on Adventureland, which channels John Hughes’ ’80s glory days. Read >>PLUS:

  • Top 10 Prince Songs of All TimeRead >>


SPIN Sessions: Cursive Unplugged

Watch acoustic performances of three songs from the band’s new album, Mama, I’m Swollen. Read >>PLUS:

  • Free Download: Jimmy Eat World Read >>
  • Premiere: Neil Young’s Road TripRead >>
  • Download: Hot New Electronic Duo Remix the FaintRead >>


Green Day Ready American Idiot Musical

“It’s going to be my wildest dream,” says frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Click here for details!Read >>PLUS:

  • You Could Be Smashing Pumpkins’ Drummer!Read >>
  • Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry Top Bumbershoot BillRead >>
  • Coldplay, Tool, Beastie Boys Headline All Points WestRead >>
  • The Killers: Sick of Each Other? Read >>


PJ Harvey and John Parish, A Woman a Man Walked By

Sly guitarist reenables bone-chilling shape-shifter.Read >>PLUS:

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz! (Interscope) Read >>
  • Peter Bjorn and John, Living Thing (Almost Gold/Startime)Read >>
  • UGK, UGK 4 Life (Jive)Read >>
  • Gomez, A New Tide (ATO) Read >>
  • Thunderheist, Thunderheist (Big Dada) Read >>
  • Aceyalone, Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones (Decon)Read >>
  • The Answer, Everyday Demons (The End)Read >>
  • The Flatlanders, Hills and Valleys (New West)Read >>