News \’s Best of the Week

From Panic at the Disco's secret gig to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's cancer shocker. Plus: Chris Brown, blink-182, and more!

This week, blink-182 kicked off their reunion tour in Las Vegas, Chris Brown publicly apologized for his altercation with Rihanna, and the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch announced that he has cancer. Meanwhile, Panic at the Disco’s Brendan Urie played a solo acoustic set at San Diego’s Comic-Con, his first performance since guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker left the group a few weeks ago.

These stories, plus the week’s top news, photo galleries, audio/video, and live reviews, below.TOP STORIES:

Panic’s Brendan Urie Plays Comic-Con!

Panic at the Disco singer unplugs, unveils new song, and crushes on Megan Fox at his first post-split performance.Read >>PLUS:

  • Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Has CancerRead >>
  • Chris Brown Apologizes for Rihanna AssaultRead >>
  • Blink-182 Kick Off U.S. TourRead >>


The 20 Best Albums of 2009… So Far

SPIN’s editors pick the 20 must-have records of the year that are available now! Read >>PLUS:

  • Best of the Seattle Music SceneRead >>
  • Best of Denver’s Mile High FestivalRead >>
  • Best of Brooklyn’s Siren Music Fest Read >>


The Greatest Bands You’ve (Probably) Never Heard

Our 15 favorite videos from artists who deserved more glory than the world was able to provide.Read >>PLUS:

  • Exclusive: Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Rocks Out With His Sons!Read >>
  • Watch: Mile High Fest Artist InterviewsRead >>
  • Watch: Thom Yorke Plays New Tune Live!Read >>
  • Free Download: Violent Femmes Singer’s New SongRead >>


Limp Bizkit Play First U.S. Show in 5 Years

Fred Durst and Co. return with a free gig in Sin City. Click here for a review!Read >>PLUS:

  • Conor Oberst, Magnetic Fields Play XX MergeRead >>
  • XX Merge, Night 2: Indie Rock Gets Its DegreeRead >>
  • Paul McCartney is a Hit at Mets Stadium Read >>
  • Siren Fest Hits Brooklyn Like a CycloneRead >>
  • Blondie, Pat Benatar Kick Off U.S. TourRead >>
  • Method Man, Ghostface, Redman Begin TourRead >>


Jay-Z Recruits MGMT for ‘Blueprint 3’!

Rihanna, Drake, Kid Cudi, and Mr. Hudson also have guest spots on the September release — and Kanye’s producing! Click here for details. Read >>PLUS:

  • Raveonettes Announce Album, Tour DetailsRead >>
  • Listen: Pearl Jam Debut New Song!Read >>
  • Thom Yorke, Bon Iver Confirmed for ‘New Moon’ SoundtrackRead >>
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