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This week, Pearl Jam celebrated their 20th anniversary with a blowout festival in Wisconsin, Paramore played a brand new song live, and Billie Joe Armstrong was booted off an airplane for refusing to hitch up his pants. Meanwhile, SPIN debunked 8 myths about Nirvana’s Nevermind, Noel Gallagher chatted about his upcoming solo debut, and Das Racist unveiled a hilarious music video for their song “Michael Jackson.”

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


True or False? 8 Myths About Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’Think you know everything about the band’s 1991 classic? Think again.
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  • Backstage at Pearl Jam’s 20th Birthday Bash Read >>
  • Q&A: Noel Gallagher on Solo LP, Oasis Read >>
  • WATCH: Feist Debuts Five Songs Live Read >>
  • Paramore Goes “Renegade” on Scorching New Tune Read >>
  • Jeff Tweedy Plays Black Eyed Peas Medley Read >>
  • Lil Wayne’s ‘Carter IV’ Sells 964K, Tops Charts Read >>


Billie Joe Armstrong Kicked Off AirplaneThe Green Day singer says his sagging pants kept him off his Southwest Airlines flight.
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  • My Chemical Romance Fire Drummer for ‘Stealing’ Read >>
  • PJ Harvey Wins U.K. Mercury Prize for Second Time Read >>
  • Record Store Day Co-Founder to Close Record Store Read >>
  • Odd Future TV Show Gets Green Light Read >>


Das Racist Drop Clever “Michael Jackson” ClipThe first video from the Brooklyn rap trio’s upcoming ‘Relax’ is packed with pop-culture references. Read >> Plus

  • Ryan Adams Unveils New Album’s Title Track Read >>
  • Pearl Jam Debut New Tune, Rock ‘Fallon’ Read >>
  • Fleet Foxes’ Pecknold Debuts Haunting New Song Read >>
  • Alison Mosshart Sings Louis Armstrong on ‘Anarchy’ Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Kooks Debut Two New Songs Read >>
  • LISTEN: Blink-182 Leak Bittersweet New Song Read >>
  • Hear Kathleen Edwards’ Song With Bon Iver Read >>
  • ALBUM PREMIERE: L.A. Up-and-Comers Grouplove Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE SONG: Megafaun Channel Grateful Dead Read >>


Pearl Jam Throws Rockin’ 20th Birthday PartyChris Cornell, the Strokes, QOTSA and other friends guest at the band’s Alpine Valley celebration. Read >>


St. Vincent, Strange Mercy (4AD) Read >> Plus

  • Girls, Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther/Matador) Read >>
  • Das Racist, Relax (Greedhead Music) Read >>
  • The Rapture, In the Grace of Your Love (Modular/DFA) Read >>
  • Wild Flag, Wild Flag (Merge) Read >>
  • Tori Amos, Night of Hunters (Deutsche Grammophon) Read >>
  • A.A. Bondy, Believers (Fat Possum) Read >>
  • Apparat, The Devil’s Walk (Mute) Read >>