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This week, Eminem’s new single, “3 A.M.,” leaked — as did a teaser video for the gory song, along with more details about his May 19 record, Relapse.Meanwhile, SPIN reviewed Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown (May 15), as the band defended their classic-rock ambitions and punk rock roots.

All this, plus the top photo galleries, editor’s blogs, audio/video, news, and reviews, below.TOP STORIES:

Review: Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown

Billie Joe Armstrong is still deeply, elaborately bummed — sorry, Obamaniacs!Read >>MORE GREEN DAY:


  • Listen: Eminem’s New Song “3 A.M.”Read >>
  • First Look: Eminem’s New VideoRead >>
  • More Eminem Album Details EmergeRead >>


15 Must-Hear Bands at Bamboozle Fest

From No Doubt and Horrorpops to MySpace phenoms and breakout acts, check out’s picks for this weekend’s New Jersey emopalooza.Read >>PLUS:

  • The Ben Harper Guide to Summer FestivalsRead >>
  • Fashion Look Book: Summer FestivalsRead >>


Two Days with the Dead in NY

SPIN’s William Goodman tails the “reunited” (Grateful) Dead as they prove their mettle — and relevance.Read >>AUDIO/VIDEO:

First Listen: Dinosaur Jr.’s New Song

DOWNLOAD: The alt-rock kingpins are catchy but gritty on the best rocker off their June album, Farm.Read >>PLUS:

  • New Song: Datarock’s Talking Heads Tribute Read >>


Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys Headline Austin City Limits

Kings of Leon, Sonic Youth, Jack White’s Dead Weather and 125 more will also perform. Click here for the full lineup!Read >>PLUS:

  • Rihanna’s New Album: “Very Inspiring,” Producers Say Read >>
  • Coldplay Give Away New Live AlbumRead >>
  • Lil Wayne’s ‘Rebirth’: “Another Classic,” Say ProducersRead >>
  • Sneak Peek: Blink-182’s New Video!Read >>


Bob Dylan, Together Through Life

The man who invented everything puts his feet up.Read >>PLUS:

  • A Camp, ‘Colonia’ (Nettwerk)Read >>
  • Great Northern, ‘Remind Me Where the Light Is’ (Eenie Meenie)Read >>
  • Young Love, ‘One of Us’ (Island)Read >>