SPIN.com’s Best of the Week


This week, the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was announced, Brandon Flowers discussed his solo debut, the Dead Weather released their new album, and Jay-Z and Eminem booked stadium gigs as a duo. Meanwhile, Interpol bassist Carlos D left the band, M.I.A. released her new single, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers discussed their plans to return to the studio.

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


‘Eclipse’ Soundtrack: Beck, Metric & 13 More!Click here to find out which other indie stars wrote original songs for the next Twilight movie! Read >> Plus

  • Brandon Flowers Taps Jenny Lewis for Solo Debut Read >>
  • Interpol Bassist Carlos D Quits Band Read >>
  • M.I.A.: New Single, Album Title, Release Date Read >>
  • Jay-Z, Eminem Team for Hometown Stadium Gigs Read >>
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers to Record New Album Read >>


Smashing Pumpkins Reveal New Band MemberClick here to find out which vet has joined the lineup for Billy Corgan’s ever-evolving alt-rock group.Read >> Plus

  • Kurt Cobain Art Exhibit Opens in Seattle Read >>
  • Katy Perry to Release Her Sophomore Album Read >>
  • See Marilyn Manson’s Cool ‘Lost’ Painting Read >>
  • Interpol Plot Summer Tour Dates Read >>
  • The 9 Best Moments of All Tomorrow’s Parties Read >>
  • How They Became… Blitzen TrapperRead >>
  • Broken Social Scene Extend North American Tour Read >>


Cobra Starship, 3OH!3 Party Down in NYCThe “Too Fast for Love” tour launches an outrageous dance-athon. See exclusive photos here! See our review and pics >> Plus

  • N.E.R.D., Asher Roth, Yeasayer Rock S.F. View >>
  • Mastodon, Baroness Shred Cali Metal Fest View >>


WATCH: Stone Temple Pilots’ Love Story VideoFrom fights to kisses, the alt-rockers’ clip for “Between the Lines” chronicles a turbulent relationship. Play >> Plus

  • WATCH: Jay-Z Plays the Hits on ‘SNL’ Play >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Pains of Being Pure at Heart Video Play >>
  • SPIN.COM EXCLUSIVE: Melvins Premiere New Song! Play >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rapper P.O.S. Freestyles at SPIN Play >>
  • WATCH: MGMT Play Hour-Long Set After ‘Letterman’ Play >>
  • Green Day Cover Rolling Stones on ‘Late Night’ Play >>
  • LISTEN: New Band of Horses Album Play >>
  • WATCH: Love Kills in Drake’s New Video Play >>


Massive Attack Kick Off U.S. TourThe Brit trip-hop innovators flaunt their well deserved influence at their first American outing in four years. Read >> Plus

  • Chart-Topper B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco Wrap Tour Read >>
  • Atari Teenage Riot Reunite in London Read >>
  • Buzzcocks Outlast Bomb Scare in New York City Read >>


The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards Get a room: The Mr. and Mrs. Smith of garage rock steam it up.Read >> Plus

  • The National, High Violet (4AD) Read >>
  • Keane, Night Train (Cherrytree/Interscope) Read >>


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