The Week in Rock: Sept. 18-24, 2011

Welcome to another installment of the Week in Rock, which, as its name pretty much implies, rounds up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week — offering one-stop shopping for anything you might have missed. And this week, that included a lot of news about the now-defunct R.E.M., plus items on Public Image Ltd., The Jesus and Mary Chain, This Mortal Coil and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011
R.E.M. to release first-ever greatest-hits set spanning IRS, Warner Bros. years
Stream: Manic Street Preachers cover The The’s ‘This Is The Day’ for new best-of

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011
Public Image Ltd. finishes recording new studio album to be released in 2012
Stream: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ R.E.M. retrospective on Strangeways Radio (3/8/11)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011
Video: Watch encore set from R.E.M.’s final concert — Mexico City, Nov. 18, 2008
R.E.M., 1980-2011: Genre-defining college rock band breaks up after 31 years
Video: Trailers for Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Stoned & Dethroned,’ ‘Munki’ reissues
Scruffy the Cat cancels reunion concerts

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 40, first aired 9/20/11
Stream: ‘Black and Blues,’ brand-new song from Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain

Milestones: Siouxsie and the Banshees play 1st concert 35 years ago today (audio)
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/18/11

MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011
This Mortal Coil box set due in November, ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray in the works
New CDs: Jesus and Mary Chain, Waterboys, Throwing Muses, Madness, 808 State

 

 

 

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