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SPIN.com’s Best of the Week

Hole returns, Lollapalooza's lineup leaks, and Lady Gaga wins big at the BRITs. Plus: MGMT, Deftones, Kurt Cobain, and more.

This week, Courtney Love’s band, Hole, announced the release date for their new album and played their first gig in more than a decade, while the headliners for Lollapalooza — Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, and Green Day — leaked online. Meanwhile, Gaga nabbed three BRIT Awards and MGMT revealed their new album cover.

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

TOP STORIES

Green Day, Lady Gaga, Soundgarden at Lollapalooza!Reports say these three acts will headline the Chicago fest in early August. Read >>Plus

  • Hole Play First Concert in a Decade! Read >>
  • Exclusive: New Hole Record Arrives in April! Read >>
  • Exclusive: Courtney Love on Hole Album & Daughter Read >>
  • Lady Gaga Leads BRIT Awards Read >>
  • MGMT Unveil New Album Cover Read >>

NEWS

Kurt Cobain Biopic Moves ForwardOscar-nominated director of The Messenger is in talks for Universal Pictures’ upcoming project. Read >>Plus

  • Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Pavement Set for Sasquatch Read >>
  • Travis Barker Taps Lil Wayne, Slipknot for Solo Album Read >>
  • Mother of Killers Frontman Brandon Flowers DiesRead >>
  • Aerosmith to Headline 2 Festivals with Steven Tyler! Read >>
  • Deftones Announce New Album Details Read >>
  • Pixies’ Frank Black: All About the BenjaminsRead >>
  • Pearl Jam to Play ‘Saturday Night Live’ Read >>
  • Tom DeLonge Talks Angels & Airwaves TourRead >>
  • Hole to Play First U.S. Gig at SPIN’s SXSW Bash! Read >>

PHOTO GALLERY

10 Best Live Pics of the WeekSeattle’s Alex Crick and San Francisco’s Misha Vladimirskiy share some of their best recent concert photos. Read >>

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

Guns N’ Roses Perform in a Tiny NYC Bar!Axl Rose and Co. cover Bob Dylan for a star-studded crowd, including Mickey Rourke, the Strokes, and Adrian Grenier. Read >>Plus

  • Murder City Devils Reunion Tour Hits NYC Read >>
  • Jim James Plays Solo Valentine’s Day Show Read >>
  • Mystikal Returns Home to New Orleans Read >>
  • Eric Clapton, Paul Simon Join Yoko Ono Jam Read >>
  • Against Me! Unveil New Songs at Florida Gig Read >>

AUDIO/VIDEO

WATCH: Paramore’s New Love Story Video!Hayley Williams retraces the steps to finding Mr. Right in “The Only Exception” clip. Read >>Plus

  • LISTEN: New Song From Circa Survive Read >>
  • Panic!’s Brendon Urie, Butch Walker Spoof ‘American Psycho’ Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE SONG: New Music from Kaki King Read >>
  • WATCH: Avril Lavigne’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Video Read >>
  • Free: Broken Social Scene’s Awesome New Song Read >>
  • WATCH: Vampire Weekend Join Jonas Bro Read >>

REVIEWS

Everybody Was in the French Resistance… Now, Fixin’ the Charts, Vol. 1Art Brut moonlighter role-plays with pop hits.Read >>Plus

  • Tindersticks, Falling Down a Mountain (Constellation) Read >>
  • Freeway, The Stimulus Package (Rhymesayers)Read >>
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch) Read >>
  • Dan Black, ((Un)) (The:Hours) Read >>
  • Xiu Xiu, Dear God, I Hate Myself (Kill Rock Stars) Read >>
  • Adam Green, Minor Love (Fat Possum) Read >>
  • Field Music, Measure (Memphis Industries) Read >>
  • Juliana Hatfield, Peace and Love (Ye Olde) Read >>
  • Lightspeed Champion, Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You (Domino) Read >>
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