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News’s Best of the Week


This week, My Morning Jacket covered Buddy Holly for an upcoming tribute album, and SPIN predicted this summer’s hottest jams, ranging from Adele to Death Cab for Cutie. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way became the fastest selling debut since 2005, Coldplay unveiled the first single from their upcoming album, and we prepared for Bonnaroo with a free mixtape featuring songs from the fest’s best artists.

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


LISTEN: Coldplay’s First Song from Upcoming AlbumThe Britpop band unveil “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,” expected on their upcoming fifth LP.Read >> Plus

  • Prediction: The 10 Biggest Songs of Summer Read >>
  • PREMIERE: My Morning Jacket Cover Buddy Holly Read >>
  • Lady Gaga’s Album: Biggest Sales Since 2005 Read >>
  • FREE ALBUM! SPIN’s Soundtrack for Bonnaroo! Read >>


Gil Scott-Heron: A Tribute to GreatnessMiles Marshall Lewis remembers what made the late musician an important influence on our culture. Read >> Plus

  • Wolf Parade End Final Show With Dylan Cover Read >>
  • The Death and Resurrection Of Conscious Rap, Pt. 2 Read >>
  • Kaiser Chiefs Drop “Make Your Own” Album Read >>
  • My Favorite Things: Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Read >>


SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for June DISCOVER NEW MUSIC: Check out our quintet of emerging musicians who deserve to be on your must-hear list. Read >>


Dave Grohl Goes Mad in Foos’ Movie Spoof Watch the Foo Fighters parody Michael Douglas’ ‘Falling Down’ in hilarious video for “Walk.” Read >> Plus

  • Killers Drummer Gets Confident On Solo LP Read >>
  • Cee Lo Drops Gilded Love Letter to Las Vegas Read >>
  • WATCH: Kings of Leon’s Tribute to Southern Roots Read >>
  • Vedder Goes Tropical in Gorgeous Video Read >>
  • Jane’s Addiction Drop NSFW Clip Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: 311 Debut Funky New Single Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Steve Earle, Will Sheff Unplugged Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Felice Brothers Rock Out Read >>
  • Low Anthem, Head & the Heart – Live in London Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Riding the Rails With Mumford & Sons Read >>


The Cure Play First Three Albums LiveWas that a grin on Robert Smith’s face – or just a knowing nod to the band’s greatest show ever? Read >> Plus

  • 10 Best Moments of Sasquatch Festival 2010 Read >>
  • Primavera’s Best Moments: Pulp, Warpaint & More! Read >>


Death Cab for Cutie, Codes and Keys (Atlantic)Gentler Ben: Ex-heartbreak kid embraces sound of settling (down).Read >> Plus

  • My Morning Jacket, Circuital (ATO)Read >>
  • Eddie Vedder, Ukulele Songs (Monkeywrench)Read >>
  • The Vaccines, What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?? (Columbia)Read >>
  • Flogging Molly, Speed of Darkness (Borstal Beat)Read >>
  • Vast Aire, OX 2010: A Street Odyssey (Man Bites Dog/Fat Beats)Read >>