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Former child star Mackenzie Phillips provided music’s most disturbing news this week, claiming in her new tell-all book that she had a long-term sexual relationship with her father, Mamas and Papas leader John Phillips. Meanwhile, 2009’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced, Pearl Jam kicked off their U.S. tour, and Eminem and Kid Rock celebrated innovative record label Def Jam at VH1’s sixth annual Hip-Hop Honors.??

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

Mamas & Papas’ Phillips Had Incestuous Relationship with Daughter

Former child star Mackenzie Phillips details drug addiction and sexual relationship with her father in a new tell-all book.Read >>PLUS:

  • Pearl Jam Slay Seattle Read >>
  • Live: Kid Rock, Eminem, Roots Celebrate Def JamRead >>
  • Rock Hall Nominees Announced!Read >>


Zooey Deschanel, Ben Gibbard Marry Near Seattle

The She & Him singer/actress and Death Cab for Cutie frontman tie the knot, ending fantasies of indie boys & girls worldwide. Read >>PLUS:

  • Complete ‘New Moon’ Soundtrack: Killers, Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear!Read >>
  • Stone Temple Pilots Announce Tour Read >>
  • Dave Navarro, Duff McKagan to Play Benefit GigRead >>


21 Fall Albums That Matter Most

SPIN’s Charles Aaron gives you the inside info on the essential releases of the season. Read >>PLUS:

  • On the Scene: New York CityRead >>
  • Traveling Across the U.S.A. with Pearl Jam Read >>
  • Cee-Lo’s Goodie Mob Reunites in Atlanta Read >>
  • 5 Days, 15 Bands, 3 Cute Girls & a Bear Read >>


WATCH: Panic! at the Disco Unplugged!

Frontman Brendon Urie strips down new single “New Perspective,” then unleashes a kickass Journey cover!Read >>PLUS:

  • LISTEN: Death Cab, Son Volt Singers’ Kerouac-Inspired SongRead >>
  • LISTEN: Paramore’s Entire New Album!Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: Ex-Format Member’s New Song Read >>
  • WATCH: Jack White Pulls a Kanye at Film PremiereRead >>
  • LISTEN: New Foo Fighters Song Leaks!Read >>


Ryan Adams Debuts Artwork at NYC Gallery

The rocker auctions paintings to benefit an AIDS charity — and Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker places a bid! Read >>PLUS:

  • Thursday Open US Tour In SweatboxRead >>


AFI, Crash Love

Maestros of gloom compose another epic lament.Read >>PLUS:

  • Islands, Vapours (Anti) Read >>
  • Om, God is Good (Drag City) Read >>
  • La Roux, La Roux (Cherrytree) Read >>
  • Miranda Lambert, Revolution (Columbia Nashville) Read >>
  • Alice in Chains, Black Gives Way to Blues (Virgin/EMI) Read >>