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News’s Best of the Week


This week, SPIN celebrated its 25th anniversary with a week-long series of concerts in New York City, including memorable gigs from the Smashing Pumpkins, the National, the Flaming Lips, and the Black Keys. Meanwhile, Paramore singer Hayley Williams and Tegan and Sara chatted with before kicking off their joint summer tour, Gavin Rossdale talked about reuniting his band Bush, and Best Coast released their much-buzzed debut album, Crazy For You. Plus, Queens of the Stone Age unveiled a new song, Gorillaz announced a 19-date North American tour, and more!??

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


Smashing Pumpkins Kick Off SPIN’s 25th Anniversary!Billy Corgan headlines a four-hour SPIN/ZYNC bashathon that includes the Jim Jones Revue, Kill Hannah, and more live from NYC! Read >> Plus

  • The National Deliver Big at SPIN25 Live Concert! Read >>
  • The Black Keys Burn Up the Blues at SPIN25 Live! Read >>
  • The Flaming Lips Wow for SPIN’s 25th Anniversary Read >>


TOUR EXCLUSIVE: Tegan & Sara & Hayley Backstage!The Canadian duo hang out with the Paramore singer on their hit summer tour. captures their conversation! Read >> Plus

  • Q&A: Gavin Rossdale to Reunite Bush Read >>
  • Morrissey to Sing at Katy Perry’s Wedding? Read >>
  • Why They’re Called… Metric Read >>
  • Gorillaz Announce North American Tour Dates Read >>
  • Rihanna’s First Film Role: ‘Battleship’ Read >>
  • Interpol Add U.S. Tour Dates Read >>


EXCLUSIVE: Unreleased Queens of Stone Age Track“Ode to Clarissa” appears on the upcoming reissue of the Cali rockers now-classic Rated R.Play >> Plus

  • EXCLUSIVE SONG: New Street Sweeper Social Club Play >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Song from the Black Angels Play >>
  • WATCH: Of Montreal Rock ‘Late Night’ with Solange Play >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Beck Guests on Trippy New Video Play >>
  • FIRST LISTEN: Pixies’ Frank Black Produces Pete Yorn Play >>
  • WATCH: Kanye West Performs for Facebook Staff Play >>


Best Coast, Crazy for You Bicoastal dreamer has major crush on summer’s myths.Read >> Plus

  • Midnight Juggernauts, The Crystal Axis (Siberia/Inertia) Read >>
  • Menomena, Mines (Barsuk) Read >>
  • Black Milk, Album of the Year (Fat Beats) Read >>
  • Department of Eagles, Archive 2003–2006 (American Dust) Read >>
  • Fat Joe, The Darkside Vol. 1 (Terror Squad/E1) Read >>
  • Jaill, That’s How We Burn (Sub Pop) Read >>