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News’s Best of the Week


This week Robert Pattinson called Courtney Love “a dick,” M.I.A. dropped her controversial new album, and Amy Winehouse predicted a return by year end. Meanwhile, Kid Cudi, Best Coast, and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam did a video collabo, and the Dead Weather released a new live track, exclusively on

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


Robert Pattinson Tells Off Courtney LoveThe Twilight heartthrob calls Hole singer “a dick” based on her comments about his potential casting as Kurt Cobain.Read >> Plus

  • Amy Winehouse: New Album Out This Year Read >>
  • REVIEW: M.I.A., ‘MAYA’ Read >>
  • WATCH: Vampire Weekend, Best Coast, Kid Cudi Video Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Live Track from the Dead Weather Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chromeo Talk New Album, Cover Art Read >>


New Weezer Album Due in September?“There’s definitely more raw rock energy on this one,” said frontman Rivers Cuomo. Read >> Plus

  • Led Zeppelin Was “Close” to Touring Without Plant Read >>
  • U2 Reschedules North American Tour Read >>
  • New Lil’ Wayne EP Set for September Release Read >>
  • Korn: Recording New Album Was “Torture” Read >>
  • Muse “Sold Soul” for ‘Twilight’ Exposure Read >>


DOWNLOAD: New Song from Cut CopyGet “Where I’m Going,” the chilled out, beachy new song from the Australian dance-rock denizens. Listen >> Plus

  • EXCLUSIVE: New Song from JEFF the Brotherhood Listen >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Video from Crocodiles Play >>
  • WATCH: Pearl Jam Release Oil Spill Video Play >>
  • WATCH: New Video from Rising Star Bruno Mars Play >>
  • WATCH: Band of Horses’ Cinematic New Video Play >>


Neil Young Plays New Songs at Solo GigSinger-songwriter unveils tracks from Twisted Road, his release with U2 producer Daniel Lanois, at an intimate show in Oakland, CA. Read >> Plus

  • Jack Johnson Fills Madison Square Garden with Love Read >>
  • The Dead Weather Kick Off Club Tour in D.C. Read >>
  • Iron Maiden Bring Their Metal Might to New York City Read >>
  • PHOTOS: Wolf Parade Kick Off Tour in Montreal View >>


Korn, ‘Korn III: Remember Who You Are’ (Roadrunner)Hip-hop’s knotty conscience asks the tough questions.Read >> Plus

  • Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Present: ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ (EMI) Read >>
  • Paul Wall, ‘Heart of a Champion’ (Swishahouse/Asylum) Read >>
  • Crowded House, ‘Intriguer’ (Fantasy) Read >>
  • The Love Language, ‘Libraries’ (Merge) Read >>
  • Jay Bennett, ‘Kicking at the Perfumed Air’ (Rock Proper) Read >>
  • School of Seven Bells, ‘Disconnect From Desire’ (Vagrant) Read >>
  • Sun Kil Moon, ‘Admiral Fell Promises’ (Caldo Verde) Read >>