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Get the scoop on Lil Wayne's homecoming, Black Eyed Peas' new album, and Brandon Flowers' tour. Plus: Decemberists, Michael Jackson, and more!

This week, SPIN went inside Lil Wayne’s exclusive homecoming bash in Miami, talked with about the Black Eyed Peas’ new album, and checked out Brandon Flowers tour kick-off in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Jack White revealed plans for a new White Stripes album, Pulp announced reunion shows, and Damon Albarn discussed the next Gorillaz record.

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


Inside Lil Wayne’s Welcome Home BashNicki Minaj, Drake, and the Cash Money crew give the rapper a post-prison party that’s fit for a returning king. Read >> Plus

  • PHOTOS: Lil Wayne Returns to the Stage with Drake! Read >>
  • Brandon Flowers Brings Sin City Sounds to L.A. Read >>
  • Breaks Down Black Eyed Peas’ New Disc Read >>
  • Colin Meloy On Decemberists “Simple” New Album Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Watch A Perfect Circle’s Tour Kick Off Read >>


New Michael Jackson LP Features Akon and 50 CentPlus: Jackson’s estate responds to allegations that his vocals on the new song “Breaking News” are not authentic. Read >> Plus

  • Gorillaz Plan to Release New Album by Christmas Read >>
  • Yoko Ono Talks John Lennon, Lady Gaga & More Read >>
  • Jane’s Addiction Is Busy Writing New Album Read >>
  • White Stripes Will Return to Studio Soon Read >>
  • Pulp Reunite for 2011 Shows Read >>


Born This Way: Lady Gaga Before and AfterA new book features photos of Gaga’s rise from a comfortable Manhattan childhood to the top of the global pop charts. View >> Plus

  • My Chemical Romance Through the Years View >>
  • Wavves: Behind the Scenes with SPIN View >>
  • Metric Perform at Museum of Modern Art View >>


WATCH: Soundgarden Play Two Songs On ‘Conan’The reunited grunge legends perform two tracks on O’Brien’s new TBS show. Read >> Plus

  • EXCLUSIVE: Preview New Velvet Revolver DVD Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: Liam Gallagher’s First Post-Oasis Song! Read >>
  • WATCH: OK Go’s Latest Viral Video Is Toast Read >>
  • HEAR IT: Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s Hot Duet Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Debut Clip from Bad Books Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Song from Seattle’s Telekinesis Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Junior Senior Man Rocks Out Read >>


Cee-Lo Rocks Some Nasty Sh*t at New York City PartyThe livelier half of Gnarls Barkley brings it all to a set celebrating his powerful new album. Read >> Plus

  • The Live Insanity That Is Odd Future Wolf Gang… Read >>
  • Cold War Kids Unveil Bold New Sound Read >>
  • Grinderman Kick Off Tour with ‘Ungodly Squall’ Read >>
  • Robyn Kicks Off U.S. Tour in Miami Read >>
  • Indie Supergroup Wild Flag Debut in Olympia Read >>
  • The Wham City Collective Brings Its Crazy Genius Read >>


Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella) Hip-hop’s would-be visionary finally sees the future by acknowledging that he’s not all that. Read >> Plus

  • Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (Universal/Motown) Read >>
  • The Greenhornes, Four Stars (Third Man)Read >>
  • Cee-Lo, The Lady Killer (Elektra) Read >>
  • Maserati, Pyramid of the Sun (Temporary Residence)Read >>
  • Julie Christmas, The Bad Wife (Rising Pulse)Read >>
  • Various Artists, Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics (Crammed Discs)Read >>
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