SPIN.com’s Best of the Week


This week, Jane’s Addiction played a surprise show with GN’R’s Duff McKagan on bass, Trent Reznor premiered the first song from his new band, and Ke$ha went wild at Bamboozle.

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


Jane’s Addiction Play Intimate Surprise ShowEx GN’R bassist Duff McKagan debuts with Perry Farrell and Co. in L.A. Read >> Plus

  • Trent Reznor’s New Band Debut First Song! Read >>
  • The 11 Best Moments of Bamboozle Read >>
  • WATCH: Neutral Milk Hotel’s Mangum Plays Rare Gig Read >>


Dead Weather Announce Summer TourNashville-based rock supergroup will hit the road in June behind their second album, Sea of Cowards.Read >> Plus

  • Scarlett Johansson Talks Cobain Biopic, New Album Read >>
  • Atlanta Rapper B.o.B. Hits No. 1 on Album Chart Read >>
  • Trent Reznor: “NIN Is Not Dead” Read >>
  • Owl City’s Adam Young Returns as Sky Sailing Read >>
  • Antony Hegarty Talks “Psychedelic” New Album Read >>
  • Q&A: Faith No More’s Mike Patton Talks New Music Read >>
  • ‘Runaways’ Star Kristen Stewart Set for ‘On the Road’ Read >>
  • Roger Waters Tour Ad Defaces Elliott Smith Mural Read >>
  • Panic! Offshoot Young Veins Plot U.S. Tour Read >>


Dashboard Confessional: A Day in the LifeEXCLUSIVE: SPIN’s Ian Witlen chronicles Chris Carrabba’s return to his hometown of Boca Raton, FL, for two concerts. See our review and pics >> Plus

  • Best Photos from Bamboozle View >>


Pete Wentz in New Travie McCoy VideoThe Gym Class Heroes frontman drops the summer lovin’ clip for “Billionaire,” off his solo debut Lazarus. Play >> Plus

  • WATCH: Against Me!’s “Teenage Anarchist” Video Play >>
  • WATCH: Wale Debuts Female-Friendly Video Play >>
  • WATCH: New Video from Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Play >>
  • WATCH: New Silversun Pickups Video Play >>


Broken Social Scene Launch Tour for New AlbumThe Canadian collective delivers “rock therapy” at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Read >> Plus

  • Hanson Play New Album in NYC Read >>
  • The Hold Steady Debut New Album Live in S.F. Read >>


Deftones, Diamond EyesExquisitely painted rage, still in the same frame.Read >> Plus

  • The Hold Steady Heaven Is Whenever (Vagrant) Read >>
  • Broken Social Scene, Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts) Read >>
  • The New Pornographers, Together (Matador) Read >>
  • The Fall, Your Future Our Clutter (Domino) Read >>
  • Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma (Warp) Read >>
  • Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away (Pytheas) Read >>


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