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SPIN.com’s Best of the Week

From Weezer's Gossip Girl hook-up to Aerosmith's new singer. Plus: Rihanna, the Pixies, Eminem, and more!

This week, Weezer celebrated the release of a new album by hooking up with Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester, and Steven Tyler hinted he may leave Aerosmith for a solo career. Meanwhile, the saga of Chris Brown and Rihanna continued with two revealing new interviews.

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

He Says, She Says: Chris Brown Vs. Rihanna

WATCH: The pop stars and former lovers discuss the February assault in revealing new interviews. Read >>PLUS:

  • WATCH: Weezer + Meester = Weester? Read >>
  • Aerosmith to Replace Steven Tyler? Read >>

PHOTO GALLERIES:

MTV Celebrates Berlin!

The European Music Awards feature Green Day, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and more from the German capital. Read >>PLUS:

  • Best of the Voodoo Experience!Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO:

Hopp On Pop: Mark Hoppus’ Pick of the Week: Japandroids

NEW SERIES: The Blink-182 bassist reveals his favorite up-and-coming band. Read >>PLUS:

  • DOWNLOAD: Hot Rappers, People Under the Stairs Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Editors’ First New TuneRead >>
  • WATCH: Rihanna’s “Wait Your Turn” Video Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Person L’s Awesome First SingleRead >>

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT:

Pixies Play Complete ‘Dolittle’ Album

The influential indie band performed its classic album for a roomfull of appreciative Hollywood hipsters.Read >>PLUS:

  • Eminem’s Rare Gig Wows Voodoo Read >>
  • Pearl Jam Dig Deep Into Catalog in Philly Read >>
  • Devo Whip It Good in L.A. Read >>
  • Grizzly Bear Rock with the London Symphony Read >>
  • Phish Covers Stones for the Stoned Read >>

NEWS:

Slayer’s Tom Araya Undergoes Surgery, Tour Postponed

“What is foremost in our minds right now is that Tom do whatever he needs to to get this taken care of,” says the band. Read >>PLUS:

  • 12 Must-Hear Acts from Fun Fun Fun FestRead >>
  • Dane Cook: “Don’t Do These 10 Things at a Concert!” Read >>
  • Best and Worst from the Voodoo ExperienceRead >>
  • Rihanna Talks About Chris Brown Assault Read >>
  • Stooges Reuniting with Original Guitarist Read >>

REVIEWS:

Weezer, Raditude

Rock’s most maddeningly hummable practical joke continues.Read >>PLUS:

  • Norah Jones, The Fall (Blue Note) Read >>
  • Shakira, ‘She Wolf’ (Epic) Read >>
  • Norah Jones, ‘The Fall’ (Blue Note) Read >>
  • Slayer, ‘World Painted Blood’ (American/Columbia) Read >>
  • Dashboard Confessional, Alter the Ending (Vagrant/Interscope) Read >>
  • King Khan & BBQ Show, Invisible Girl (In the Red) Read >>
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