SPIN.com’s Best of the Week


This week, some of music’s heaviest hitters returned to the limelight.Green Day celebrated their No. 1 album, 21st Century Breakdown, with a special show in New York City, Eminem rapped live for the first time in four years, Blink-182 brought their reunion to The Tonight Show, and Radiohead returned to the studio to work on their next record.

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

Green Day — Live from NYC!

SPIN’s David Marchese reviews Tuesday night’s show — and explains what we can all learn from his Bubbe’s dinner-table rules.Read >>PLUS:

  • Watch: Blink-182’s ‘Small Things’ on ‘Tonight Show’Read >>
  • Eminem Plays Free Detroit Concert Read >>
  • Radiohead Return to Studio for New Album Read >>


10 Must-Hear Acts from Sasquatch Fest

SPIN’s editors pick the best up-and-coming acts from Washington State’s Memorial Day extravaganza.Read >>PLUS:

  • Coldplay Kick Off U.S. TourRead >>
  • Passion Pit Rock Album Release PartyRead >>


Exclusive: Pixies Discuss Their New Box Set

Click here to watch an in-depth look at the design process for the indie stalwarts’ new career-spanning collection, Minotaur.Read >>PLUS:

  • Exclusive: Ministry’s Farewell Tour DVD Read >>
  • Exclusive MP3: Nightmare of You Grow UpRead >>
  • Watch: No Doubt Rock ‘Jimmy Kimmel’Read >>
  • Video Battle: Killers vs. Modest MouseRead >>


Jay-Z Leaves Def Jam for His Own Label

Rap superstar claims he’s “completely independent” after a reported $5 million buyout. Click here for more!Read >>PLUS:

  • Pearl Jam to Play New Songs on Conan’s Debut ShowRead >>
  • Green Day’s Billie Joe Admires EminemRead >>
  • Arctic Monkeys Channel Black Sabbath on New RecordRead >>
  • Teen Classroom Shooter: “Hail Marilyn Manson”Read >>


Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown

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

  • Tori Amos, ‘Abnormally Attracted to Sin’ (Universal Republic)Read >>
  • Jarvis Cocker, ‘Further Complications’ (Rough Trade) Read >>
  • Iron and Wine, ‘Around the Well’ (Sub Pop) Read >>
  • The Field, ‘Yesterday and Today’ (Anti-/Kompakt)Read >>
  • White Rabbits, ‘It’s Frightening’ (TBD)Read >>
  • Passion Pit, ‘Manners’ (Frenchkiss) Read >>
  • Au Revoir Simone, ‘Still Night, Still Light’ (Our Secret Record Company) Read >>
  • Jason Lytle, ‘Yours Truly, the Commuter’ (Anti-) Read >>


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