News \’s Best of the Week

The Strokes' new single, Rihanna and other Grammy faves, and TV on the Radio's spring LP. Plus: Gaga, Black Keys, and more!

This week, the Strokes released the first single from their March album, TV on the Radio announced a spring LP, and Lady Gaga unveiled the title track from Born This Way. Meanwhile, made predictions for this weekend’s Grammys, the Black Keys released a star-studded video, and Panic! at the Disco answered fan questions.

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


Grammys: Who Will Win? And Who Should Win?SPIN breaks down this year’s major categories, from Album of the Year to Best New Artist. Read >> Plus

  • Get It Now: Strokes First Single! Read >>
  • Hear It: Lady Gaga’s Single “Born This Way” Read >>
  • TV On the Radio Return This Spring with New LP Read >>
  • SPIN’s Valentine’s Day Playlist! Read >>


Panic!’s Brendon Urie Answers Fan Questions!The slimmed-down pop band’s frontman responds to your Twitter queries, exclusively on Read >> Plus

  • Assessing Lil Wayne’s Post-Prison Comeback Read >>
  • Oscar Nom Jesse Eisenberg on His Fave Band: Ween! Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: New Okkervil River, Track-By-Track Read >>
  • Primus Return With First Album in 12 Years Read >>
  • Howard Stern Slams Prince for Kardashian Stunt Read >>
  • Mastodon Releasing First Live Album Read >>
  • Why They’re Called… I Set My Friends on Fire Read >>
  • Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week Read >>
  • Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Bassist D’arcy Arrested Read >>


First Look: My Morning Jacket In the StudioSee the Kentucky rockers recording their sixth album in a church — and find out what the record will sound like. View >>


WATCH: Black Keys’ Star-Studded Action Movie!“Howlin’ for You” clip features snowboarder Shaun White, Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer, and Twilight’s Christian Serratos. Read >> Plus

  • Cat Power Performs Stunning New Song Live Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Twilight Singers’ New Album Read >>
  • WATCH: Panic! Talk “Eerie” New Video Read >>
  • WATCH: The Kills’ Video for “Satellite Read >>
  • WATCH: Shocking Clip From Odd Future Frontman Read >>
  • LISTEN: Adele’s Great New ‘Breakup’ Album Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Baseball Project feat. Buck & Gibbard Read >>


Robyn Takes The Party to New York CityThe Swedish dance queen focuses on music, not spectacle, at her Madison Square Garden show.Read >> Plus

  • Gang Of Four Kick Off Their Marxist Dance-A-Thon Read >>


Cut Copy, Zonoscope (Modular)Men at Play: Astral Aussies prepare us for ecstatic liftoff. Read >> Plus

  • …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Tao of the Dead (Richter Scale)Read >>
  • Akron/Family, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT (Dead Oceans)Read >>
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