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News’s Best of the Week


This week, Amy Lee opened up about Evanescence’s long-awaited comeback album, My Morning Jacket debuted a new song, and the Foo Fighters channeled the Beatles in a hot set for Letterman Live. Meanwhile, Santigold teamed up with Karen O, and SPIN ran down this year’s must-have releases for Record Store Day.

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


Amy Lee Talks Evanescence’s Comeback LP“It’s about not taking everything so seriously this time,” the singer says of her band’s fall album.
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  • Foo Fighters Channel Beatles in Two-Hour Set Read >>
  • My Morning Jacket Debut New LP’s First Track Read >>
  • Female Trouble: Is Rap More Mature Than R&B Read >>
  • 10 Must-Have Releases for Record Store Day Read >>
  • FREE ALBUM! SPIN’s Soundtrack for Coachella Read >>


Radiohead’s Epic New Songs Leak OnlineHear rips of “The Butcher” and “Supercollider.” Read >> Plus

  • How Fleet Foxes Struggled to Make Gorgeous LP Read >>
  • Green Day Tap Tom Hanks for ‘American Idiot’ Movie Read >>
  • Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Debuts Folky New Tune Read >>


Fleet Foxes: Behind the Scenes With SPIN Photos from the band’s May cover shoot. View >>


Santigold Returns With Hot Collab feat. Karen OJay-Z’s new lifestyle website debuts feisty, synth-heavy track. Read >> Plus

  • See TV on the Radio’s Epic Movie of New Album Read >>
  • PREMIERE: Hot Korn Track feat. Skrillex Read >>
  • PJ Harvey Makes Eye-Popping Appearance on ‘Conan’ Read >>
  • Hot Rappers G-Side Drop Hometown Clip Read >>
  • Beastie Boys Debut Wildest ‘Hot Sauce’ Track Yet Read >>
  • Arctic Monkeys Go Heavy on Album Single Read >>
  • My Chemical Romance “Sing” For Japan Relief Read >>


U2: Live in São Paulo, BrazilThe world’s most profitable rock band brings their 360 Tour to 90,000 Brazliaians.Read >> Plus

  • Fleet Foxes Debut New Songs at Hometown Show Read >>
  • TV on the Radio Deliver Taut Tour Opener in Philly Read >>
  • Deftones Prove Their Enduring Talent in Tour Kickoff Read >>


Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (RCA)Enter the Foo: Your favorite grungy uncle asserts arena dominance .Read >> Plus

  • TV on the Radio, Nine Types of Light (Interscope)Read >>
  • Panda Bear, Tomboy (Paw Tracks)Read >>
  • Vivian Girls, Share the Joy (Polyvinyl)Read >>
  • Thursday, No Devolución (Epitaph)Read >>
  • Atmosphere, The Family Sign (Rhymesayers)Read >>
  • Low, C’Mon (Sub Pop)Read >>
  • Jessie J, Who You Are (Lava/Universal/Republic)Read >>
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Here We Rest (Lightning Rod)Read >>
  • The Feelies, Here Before (Bar/None)Read >>