SPIN.com’s Best of the Week


This week, Dave Grohl’s new supergroup Them Crooked Vultures streamed their debut album, the stars of New Moon kicked off their mall tour in L.A., Steven Tyler silenced rumors of an Aerosmith split– and Lady Gaga torched a Russian gangster in her dramatic new music video!

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

‘New Moon’ Tour Hits L.A.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the movie’s cast join Death Cab, Anya Marina, and others in Hollywood. Read >>PLUS:

  • WATCH: Lady Gaga’s Dramatic New Video Read >>
  • LISTEN: Them Crooked Vultures’ New Album Read >>
  • Update: Steven Tyler Not Quitting AerosmithRead >>


Liam Gallagher Talks Solo Return, Oasis Split

“I’ll be back doing that [playing live] within a couple of months,” says the Brit singer. Read >>PLUS:

  • Mark Hoppus’ Pick of the Week: fun.Read >>
  • The Who to Perform at Super Bowl XLIV Read >>
  • Q&A: Slayer’s Kerry King Read >>
  • Best of Fun Fun Fun Fest Read >>


On the Scene: Seattle

SPIN photographer Alex Crick tells the stories behind his best recent concert shots. Read >>AUDIO/VIDEO:

WATCH: Flaming Lips Get Naked!

And so do loads of Portland, OR, residents in the band’s “Watching the Planets.” Read >>PLUS:

  • LISTEN: Chris Brown Debuts New Single Read >>
  • Talking Music with the Cast of ‘Glee’Read >>
  • WATCH: Beck, Wilco, Feist Collaborate! Read >>
  • WATCH: Animal Collective’s New VideoRead >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Starting Line Live!Read >>


The Cranberries Reunite After Six Years

The Irish hitmakers open their U.S. tour in Baltimore — to a hall full of fans, but with mixed results.Read >>PLUS:

  • Johnny Marr Joins the Cribs for L.A. Tour Opener Read >>
  • Julian Casablancas Launches L.A. Residency Read >>
  • Switchfoot Open U.S. Tour With Hometown Gig Read >>


Wale, Attention Deficit

Post mix-tape acclaim, D.C. MC finally makes his case.Read >>PLUS:

  • Adam Lambert, For Your Entertainment (19 Recordings/RCA) Read >>
  • Kid Sister, Ultraviolet (Downtown) Read >>
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Xenophanes (Rodriguez-Lopez Productions)Read >>
  • Slayer, ‘World Painted Blood’ (American/Columbia) Read >>
  • Robbie Williams, Reality Killed the Video Star (Virgin) Read >>


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