The Week in Rock: Oct. 2-8, 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 news about New Order, R.E.M., Wall of Voodoo, Kate Bush and more, plus a new Slicing Up Eyeballs mixtape and a contest to win the new  B-52s live album.

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2011
Peter Hook: New Order planning U.S. tour, reuniting ‘for financial reasons mainly’
Video: Jane’s Addiction plays ‘Irresistible Force,’ ‘Stop!’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011
Contest: Win The B-52s’ ‘With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ live CD
Wall of Voodoo’s ‘Lost Weekend: The Best of the I.R.S. Years’  out this fall

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011
Video: R.E.M. ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011’ trailer
Milestones: Depeche Mode’s ‘Speak & Spell’ released Oct. 5, 1981 — 30 years ago today

TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 42, first aired 10/4/11
Pet Shop Boys writing songs for 11th album, to be recorded this fall and out in 2012
Kate Bush to release ‘Wild Man’ single next week — first track off ‘50 Words for Snow’
Peter Murphy to release ‘The Secret Bees of Ninth’ 6-song digital EP next week

MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (October 2011)
Stream: R.E.M. ‘Radio Free Europe’ original Mitch Easter mix from ‘Cassette Set’ demo
Label to replace Jesus and Mary Chain’s new ‘Darklands’ reissues with tracking error
New releases: Erasure, PWEI, Dinosaur Jr, The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain

SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/2/11
INXS taps singer Ciaran Gribbin to replace J.D. Fortune, plans fall tour and new album

 

 

 

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