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This week, SPIN covered Coachella — where we brought you reviews, photos, live reports, and more — while the Beastie Boys premiered their star-studded short movie Fight for Your Right Revisited. Meanwhile, Jeff Tweedy unveiled details about the upcoming Wilco album, Beyonce debuted a hot girl-power anthem, and Bon Iver announced the June release of their second album. SPIN also remembered TV on the Radio bassist-keyboardist Gerard Smith, who lost his battle with cancer at 36.

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


Beastie Boys Premiere Star-Studded Short MovieThe rap trio unveils 30-minute short film Fight for Your Right Revisited, plus shortened version for new video “Make Some Noise.”
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  • TVOTR’s Gerard Smith Dies From Cancer Read >>
  • Jeff Tweedy Talks Wilco’s “Irreverent” Fall Album Read >>
  • Bon Iver Return With Second LP in June Read >>
  • Beyonce’s Hot Girl-Power Anthem Leaks Read >>


SPIN’s Best Photos from CoachellaLook back at the three-day Cali fest, including Kanye West, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Mumford & Sons and more.
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  • Backstage with Badu, Cut Copy, Wiz & More Read >>
  • Kanye’s Bold Greek Tragedy Closes Coachella Read >>
  • Arcade Fire’s Unforgettable Coachella Moment Read >>
  • 40 Best Coachella Fan Moments Read >>
  • PJ Harvey Delivers a Harrowing Coachella Set Read >>
  • Full Coachella Coverage Read >>


Classic Nirvana and Sonic Youth Doc ReissuedDave Markey’s out-of-print tour movie 1991: The Year Punk Broke set for deluxe reissue this Fall. Read >> Plus

  • INFLUENCES: My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Read >>
  • The National Planning Grateful Dead LP Read >>
  • My Favorite Things: Paramore’s Hayley Williams Read >>


My Morning Jacket Drop Mind-Altering Song KY rockers do their best Grateful Dead moves on “Octoplasm,” the first track from their ‘Self-Hypnosis Series.’ Read >> Plus

  • Flaming Lips Drop Music in Edible Gummy Skull Read >>
  • Brian Eno Collaborates With Poet on New Album Read >>
  • Snoop & Willie Nelson Get Blazed in New Video Read >>
  • Moody Jack White & Danger Mouse Collabo Leaks Read >>
  • DEBUT: Song From Motion City’s Justin Pierre Read >>


Animal Collective Debut Powerful New SongsThe band follow the road less taken, and end up in a wonderful place to visit.Read >> Plus

  • Avenged Sevenfold Reign at Revolver’s Golden Gods Read >>


tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l (4AD)A uke, a wildly versatile voice, and a frisky attitude.Read >> Plus

  • The Head and the Heart, The Head and the Heart (Sub Pop)Read >>
  • DJ Quik, The Book of David (Mad Science/Fontana)Read >>
  • The Unthanks, Share the Joy (Rough Trade)Read >>
  • Plan B, The Defamation of Strickland Banks (Atlantic)Read >>
  • Killer Mike, Pl3dge (Grind Time/Grand Hustle/Tree Leaf/SMC)Read >>
  • Bill Callahan, Apocalypse (Drag City)Read >>