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News’s Best of the Week


This week, My Chemical Romance premiered the first song from their November 22 album, Danger Days, Weezer announced the first dates of their “Memories Tour,” and the two bands’ paths intersected onstage. Meanwhile, OK Go released another creatively choreographed video, Chris Walla discussed a new Death Cab for Cutie album, and M.I.A. dropped a new song, video, and kicked off her tour.

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


A Perfect Circle Set Dates for Fall TourRock supergroup A Perfect Circle’s much-awaited return for their first trek in over six years is officially official. Read >> Plus

  • Weezer Set First ‘Blue Album,’ ‘Pinkerton’ Dates Read >>
  • My Chemical Romance Join Weezer Onstage! Read >>
  • LISTEN: My Chemical Romance Debut First Song! Read >>
  • M.I.A. Mixes Messages at Montreal Tour Opener Read >>
  • Katy Perry: Too Sexy for ‘Sesame Street’? Read >>


Chris Walla Talks New Death Cab for Cutie AlbumGuitarist/producer says his band is treating their next album like a “construction project.” Read >> Plus

  • Bruno Mars Arrested for Drug Possession Read >>
  • Stone Temple Pilots Suspend Tour Read >>
  • Inside Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Exclusive Brooklyn Bash Read >>
  • WATCH: Lady Gaga Rallies for Gay Rights Read >>
  • Matt & Kim Aim for “Universal” Sound on New Album Read >>
  • Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Joins ‘American Idol’ Read >>


WATCH: OK Go’s “White Knuckles” ClipPuppies! L.A. rockers team up with an army of acrobatic dogs for heavily-choreographed awesomeness.Read >> Plus

  • EXCLUSIVE: First New Song from Cake in 6 Years! Read >>
  • WATCH: Abigail Breslin Makes Singing Debut! Read >>
  • WATCH: Animal Collective’s Dreamy New Video Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Preview Avett Brothers’ Live DVD Read >>
  • LISTEN: Unreleased M.I.A. Track! Read >>
  • WATCH: M.I.A.’s Nausea-Inducing New Video Read >>
  • WATCH: Alice in Chains’ Dark New Video Read >>
  • LISTEN: Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Writes Baseball Fight Song Read >>


Drake Muses on Fame in Miami Tour OpenerChart-topping rapper works both heartthrob & heartbreak angles at headlining gig.Read >> Plus

  • Jimmy Eat World Launch Tour in Atlanta Read >>
  • Klaxons Unleash Rave-Worthy Set in NYC Read >>


John Legend & the Roots, Wake Up! (Expanded Edition)Mercy, mercy me: Soul smoothie tries to get deep.Read >> Plus

  • Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom, Pop Negro (Big Dada) Read >>
  • Abe Vigoda, Crush (Post Present Medium) Read >>
  • The Hundred in the Hands, The Hundred in the Hands (Warp) Read >>
  • Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Buzzard (Mariel) Read >>
  • Swans, My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God) Read >>
  • Torche, Songs for Singles (Hydra Head) Read >>
  • Olof Arnalds, Innundir Skinni (One Little Indian) Read >>