News \’s Best of the Week

Arcade Fire drop new video, Strokes finish next album. Plus: My Chem, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre, and more.

This week, Arcade Fire released a Spike Jonze-directed video for “The Suburbs,” Dr. Dre and Eminem unveiled a new collaboration, and Lady Gaga dished about her “almost perfect” upcoming album. Meanwhile, SPIN celebrated our December cover stars My Chemical Romance by posting exclusive outtakes from their photo shoot, while the Strokes and Blink-182 gave updates on their long-awaited new albums.

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


WATCH IT: Arcade Fire’s Haunting New VideoSpike Jonez directs terrifying dystopian nightmare for the song “The Suburbs”. Read >> Plus

  • My Chemical Romance: Behind the Scenes Read >>
  • Lady Gaga: “Almost Perfect” New Album on the Way Read >>
  • The Strokes Finish New Album Read >>
  • Hear Dr. Dre and Eminem’s New Collabo Read >>


Linkin Park to Tour U.S. in JanuaryThe Cali rockers tap dance-y acts the Prodigy, Pendulum, Does It Offend You Yeah as openers. Read >> Plus

  • Blink-182 Plan New Album for Spring Read >>
  • My Chemical Romance Plot Spring Tour Read >>
  • Peter Hook Talks Controversial Joy Division Tour Read >>
  • Q&A: Girl Talk on Sudden Internet Fame Read >>
  • Patrick Stump: Solo Album Due in February Read >>


Matador Records’ Biggest Bands Look BackThe quintessential indie label celebrated its 21st birthday by getting loaded in Vegas. We took photographs so they could remember what happened. View >> Plus

  • 8 Great Music Books for the Holidays View >>


WATCH: Gorillaz’ Underwater AdventureDamon Albarn’s cartoon band release video for single “Doncamatic”. Read >> Plus

  • WATCH IT: My Chem’s Epic Sci-Fi Video Read >>
  • Hear Taking Back Sunday’s Raging New Anthem Read >>
  • WATCH: Hayley Williams Murders Paramore! Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: At Home with Tommy Lee Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Regina Spektor Concert Movie! Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Trail of Dead Song! Read >>
  • Hear Dr. Dre’s New Weed-Smoking Anthem Read >>
  • WATCH: Lykke Li’s Sexy New Video Read >>


Kings of Leon Throw Housewarming Party at MSGThe Tennessee quartet rock their adopted hometown of New York City with a tight 22-song set. Read >> Plus

  • Bruno Mars Earns the Hype in S.F. Tour Opener Read >>
  • Iron & Wine Debut New Songs in Atlanta Read >>
  • El-P Joins Das Racist Onstage at SPIN Office Gig Read >>


Rihanna, Loud (Def Jam)No longer haunted by boyish break-up demons, the pop dynamo returns with startling maturity. Read >> Plus

  • The Pipettes, Earth vs. the Pipettes (Polka Dot/Fortuna Pop!)Read >>
  • The Russian Futurists, The Weight’s on the Wheels (Upper Class) Read >>
  • Faun Fables, Light of a Vaster Dark (Asylum/Warner Bros.)Read >>
  • Jesu, Heart Ache & Dethroned (Hydra Head)Read >>
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