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The Week in Rock

Five events to rock out to, from concerts to museum exhibitions to variety shows.

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Metallica.  

Mary Weiland
Borders Books; 11/11 at 7 p.m.; 10 Columbus Cir., nr. 58th St.; 212-823-9775
The ex-model, ex-addict, and ex-wife of Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland reads from her new book, Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock ’n’ Roll, and Mental Illness, which tells the story of her tumultuous relationship with fame, and with her ex-husband. If we're lucky, maybe she'll explain the terribleness of that last STP album, too.

Metallica
Madison Square Garden; 11/15 at 7 p.m.; 4 Penn Plz., nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741
Their Rick Rubin–produced, Master of Puppets–channeling 2008 album Death Magnetic didn't completely restore their shaky current reputation, but that doesn't mean Metallica aren't still rock gods. This MSG show is sold out, of course, so you'll have to get friendly with some Penn Station scalpers if you want in.

Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present
Brooklyn Museum; runs through 1/31/10; 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Brooklyn; 718-501-6409
The Brooklyn Museum’s "Who Shot Rock & Roll, a Photographic History, 1955 to the Present," showcases rock stars along with the photographers—like Albert Watson, Richard Kern, and William “PoPsie” Randolph—who captured them. Check out a sneak peek of the exhibit, including photos of young Jagger, Hendrix, and, uh, LL Cool J, here.

Dan Auerbach
Webster Hall; 11/11 at 7 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach has been working on an ambivalently promising hip-hop project with Damon Dash called Blakroc, but this week he'll mostly be performing cuts from his solo debut, Keep It Hid.

Radio Happy Hour
(Le) Poisson Rouge; 11/14 at 1 p.m.; 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474
This month's installment of the live variety show will feature interviews with Chuck Klosterman and the Hold Steady's Tad Kubler and Craig Finn, along with a short performance from the latter two. And that's not all — the three of them will also star in a "murder mystery radio-play" as a dysfunctional family accused of a murder they may or may not have committed.


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