SPIN.com’s Best of the Week


This week, Soundgarden announced they will reunite in 2010, Courtney Love discussed Hole’s first concerts in 11 years, and Lenny Kravitz talked about his Michael Jackson collabo. Meanwhile, Marilyn Manson proposed to Evan Rachel Wood, and Katy Perry got engaged to Russell Brand.

These stories, plus the week’s top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below.

top Stories

It’s Official: Soundgarden Reuniting!The Seattle grunge band ends a 12-year split and announces plans for a tour in 2010.Read >>Plus

  • Exclusive: Courtney Love on Hole RevivalRead >>
  • Lenny Kravitz Talks Leaked Michael Jackson CollaboRead >>
  • Marilyn Manson Engaged to Evan Rachel WoodRead >>
  • Katy Perry and Russell Brand Engaged!Read >>


Hoppus, Wentz Record ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Track! The song for the Tim Burton movie “sounds nothing like Blink or Fall Out Boy,” says Wentz. Read >>Plus

  • Billy Corgan’s New Label to Release Germs Songs Read >>
  • Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week Read >>
  • Slayer Cancel World TourRead >>
  • Sneak Peek: Kings of Leon’s Fashion Line Read >>
  • Grammy Performance Preview Read >>
  • Nada Surf Cover Moody Blues, Depeche ModeRead >>
  • Bono: 10 Ways to Improve the New Decade Read >>


Exclusive: New Motion City Soundtrack SongListen to “A Lifeless Ordinary” and watch the band tell the story behind the track! Read >>Plus

  • DOWNLOAD: The Knux’s New Album!Read >>
  • Lightspeed Champion Covers Elvis! Read >>
  • WATCH: Trippy Animal Collective Video Read >>
  • Tori Amos Plays at SPIN OfficeRead >>
  • Echo & the Bunnymen’s McCulloch Unplugs for SPIN Read >>
  • Vampire Weekend Stream Entire New Album! Read >>


Nick Jonas Debuts His New Rock Band LiveThe youngest JoBro wins over a lively Dallas crowd with his winsome blues-tinged love songs. Read >>Plus

  • Animal Collective’s Deacon Makes Solo DebutRead >>
  • The Flaming Lips Host a New Year’s Freakout! Read >>


Vampire Weekend, ContraScruffy indie rock with cheap-seats aspirations.Read >>Plus

  • Yeasayer, Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian) Read >>
  • Motion City Soundtrack, My Dinosaur Life (Columbia)Read >>
  • RJD2, The Colossus (RJ’s Electrical Connections) Read >>
  • Retribution Gospel Choir, 2 (Sub Pop)Read >>
  • Oh No Ono, Eggs (Friendly Fire) Read >>


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