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News’s Best of the Week


This week, previewed Brandon Flowers’ solo album, premiered a song from Anberlin’s upcoming record, and talked with Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsem about her band, the Pretty Reckless. Meanwhile, Jason Mraz answered questions from his fans, Rivers Cuomo revealed details about Weezer’s new album, and T.I. played his first show since being released from prison, inviting a star-studded crew of friends to join the party, including Mary J. Blige and B.o.B.!

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


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Brandon Flowers Solo Album“I haven’t felt this exposed in over seven years,” admits the Killers frontman. Listen to five clips from Flamingo now! Read >> Plus

  • T.I., B.o.B., Mary J. Blige Live in NYC Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Momsem Talks Music, Style Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Song from Anberlin Read >>
  • Q&A: Jason Mraz Read >>
  • Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Discusses New Album Read >>


Producer: Next Lady Gaga Album Will Be ‘Shocking’RedOne says two new tracks for the pop diva are in the can, and will both be “massive.” Read >> Plus

  • Conan O’Brien Releases Two Albums with Jack White Read >>
  • Jay-Z Crowned Top Hip-Hop Money Maker Read >>
  • Inside Gathering of the Juggalos Read >>
  • Jeffrey Ross Makes His Case to Be ‘Idol’ Judge Read >>


Guns N’ Roses: First U.S. Show in 4 Years“Ode to Clarissa” appears on the upcoming reissue of the Cali rockers now-classic Rated R.View >> Plus

  • Best Photos of Denver’s Mile High Festival View >>
  • The 8 Best Sets from Outside Lands View >>


WATCH: New Video from Drake and Lil’ WayneThe Thank Me Later rapper plans a November concert to celebrate Weezy’s release from prison.Read >> Plus

  • EXCLUSIVE: First Song from Cursive’s Tim Kasher Read >>
  • LISTEN: Cee-Lo Song Drops Many, Many F-Bombs Read >>
  • LISTEN: The National Perform New Song Read >>
  • Free Download! 16 Tracks From SPIN’s September Issue Read >>


Ke$ha Throws a Party at Solo NYC ShowLove her or hate her, Ke$ha knows how to throw a party.Read >> Plus

  • Brandon Flowers Plays First Solo Gig Read >>
  • 8 Best Moments of Mile High Fest Read >>


Ray LaMontagne, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t RiseHis heart’s in the country, his paycheck’s in the city.Read >> Plus

  • Lissie, Catching a Tiger (Fat Possum) Read >>
  • Brian Wilson, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin (Walt Disney) Read >>
  • Sea of Bees, Songs for the Ravens (Crossbill) Read >>
  • Toadies, Feeler (Kirtland) Read >>