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News’s Best of the Week


This week, SPIN remembered Amy Winehouse, Metallica announced special 30th anniversary shows, and Feist unveiled her next album, Metals. Meanwhile, Kanye West and Jay-Z decided to tour in support of their upcoming LP, Bjork dropped a new Michel Gondry-directed video, and Red Hot Chili Peppers played a secret show in Big Sur, California.

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


Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock Big SurThey debut songs from their upcoming album at the Henry Miller Library.
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  • FIRST LISTEN: Feist’s New Album, ‘Metals’ Read >>
  • Amy Winehouse: Rock Myth, Hard Reality Read >>
  • Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Concerts Read >>
  • Mastodon Roar Back With Monster Metal Anthem Read >>
  • Bjork Teams With Michel Gondry for Stunning Video Read >>
  • FREE ALBUM: Get SPIN’s Mix for Lollapalooza Read >>


Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Reissue Details RevealedThe 20th anniversary edition will feature 1991 Halloween concert DVD, re-mixed version of the album, and more. Read >> Plus

  • Strokes Tribute Album: RB&J, Real Estate + More Read >>
  • INFLUENCES: Fountains of Wayne Read >>


20 Must-Hear Artists at Lollapalooza 2011HEAR MUSIC: From chart-topping rockers to underground MCs, it’s the ultimate guide to Chicago’s August 5-7 bash. Read >>


WATCH: Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Doc ClipIt’s enough to have even casual fans frothing over the film’s October premiere. Read >> Plus

  • WATCH: Mars Volta Perform 3 New Songs Read >>
  • HEAR EP: Flaming Lips Team With Lightning Bolt Read >>
  • Death Cab Cover Ride’s Shoegaze Gem ‘Twisterella’ Read >>
  • Robyn Turns Coldplay Cover Into Disco Party Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hear Wolf Parade Frontman’s Solo LP Read >>
  • DOWNLOAD: Gorgeous New Neon Indian Track Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: L.A.’s Grouplove Howl on New Tune Read >>
  • WATCH: Mountain Goats’ Cool Animated Video Read >>


Flaming Lips and Weezer Share the Stage in JerseyTheir side-by-side stage set-up makes for good times all around. Read >> Plus

  • Bon Iver Go Big (AND Go Home) In Tour Opener Read >>
  • Brit Buzz Band WU LYF Impress in NYC Read >>


Little Dragon, Ritual Union (Peacefrog/EMI)Read >> Plus

  • Dex Romweber Duo, Is That You in the Blue? (Bloodshot) Read >>
  • Jim Ford, Harlan County (Light in the Attic)Read >>
  • The Features, Wilderness (Warner Bros.) Read >>
  • The Horrors, Skying (XL)Read >>
  • MellowHype, BlackenedWhite (Fat Possum)Read >>