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News’s Best of the Week


This week, Radiohead rocked New York City, Feist streamed her new album, and The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart hosted a Nirvana “Town Hall.” Meanwhile, the “Mother of Hip-Hop” Sylvia Robinson died at 75, Lou Reed and Metallica released their first song, and the Kings of Leon ended a two-month touring break with a blowout set in Vancouver, BC.

Check out these stories, plus the week’s top news, photos, audio/video downloads, and live review:


“Mother of Hip-Hop” Sylvia Robinson Dead at 75 The singer-songwriter & producer co-founded Sugar Hill Records, put out the first commercially successful rap single. Read >> Plus

Listen to Feist’s Complete ‘Metals’ Album Today Read >>
Kings of Leon Rock Vancouver in Comeback Show Read >>
Jon Stewart’s Nirvana Interview Reveals Lost Song Read >>
BACKSTAGE PASS: Fucked Up & Wavves Read >>
Hear Lou Reed and Metallica’s First Full Song Read >>
10 Thoughts on Radiohead Live in NYC Read >>


Guns N’ Roses, Cure Nominated to Rock HallJoan Jett & the Blackhearts, Eric B. & Rakim, and Heart are among other first-timers on the ballot.
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Five Reasons Why Jeff Mangum Is Magical Read >>
Big Boi Rallying for Death Row Inmate Troy Davis Read >>
My Favorite Things: Soulja Boy Read >>
Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Picks ATP Faves Read >>


Kings of Leon Return to the StageWith Caleb rested and ready to rock again, the Tennessee band restart their tour in Vancouver, BC. Read >>


We Survived Odd Future’s Insane U.S. Tour KickoffWith Tyler and his wild crew, last one into the mosh pit loses — but lives!
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Fucked Up & Wavves Kick Off Joint Tour in Boston Read >>


EXCLUSIVE: Afrojack, All Access With the Star DJALL ACCESS: SPIN documents a day in the life of the globetrotting superstar DJ. Read >> Plus

?Adele Roams Paris in Broken-Hearted B&W Clip Read >>
STREAM: Complete New Blink-182 Album Read >>
STREAM: Damon Albarn’s Congo Benefit Album Read >>
PREMIERE: Nirvana Live at Seattle’s Paramount Read >>
Watch Radiohead Rock ‘Saturday Night Live’ Read >>
SPIN Mix for October: 15 Cool Songs to Hear Now Read >>
Watch Coldplay Cover R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” Read >>
Watch T-Pain Sing With Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen Read >>
Hear B.o.B.’s Hot Track With Lil Wayne Read >>
Foo Fighters Cover Pink Floyd With Roger Waters Read >>
MGMT Cover Pink Floyd With Bradford Cox Read >>
Check Out Dum Dum Girls’ Trippy Goth Clip Read >>


Wilco, The Whole Love (dBpm) Read >> Plus

Dum Dum Girls, Only in Dreams (Sub Pop) Read >>
blink-182, Neighborhoods (DGC/Interscope) Read >>
Hanni El Khatib, Will the Guns Come Out (Innovative Leisure) Read >>
Kid Creole & the Coconuts, I Wake Up Screaming (Strut) Read >>
Spank Rock, Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar (Bad Blood) Read >>
Seth MacFarlane, Music is Better than Words (Universal Republic) Read >>
Shin Joong Hyun, Beautiful Rivers and Mountains (Light in the Attic) Read >>
Mekons, Ancient & Modern (Sin) Read >>
Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum) Read >>
Apparat, The Devil’s Walk (Mute) Read >>