The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012
R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to debut new band Richard M. Nixon next month in Seattle

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012
Laibach covers The Normal, Bob Dylan for new ‘Reproduction Prohibited’ compilation
Video: Delerium f/ Nadina, ‘Monarch’ — lead single off ‘Music Box Opera’
Video: The Fixx play new single ‘Anyone Else,’ 2 classic hits on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

THURSDAY, AUG. 16. 2012
Video: Dead Can Dance open North American tour with first concerts in 7 years
The Dead Milkmen set Halloween show, plan to ‘record some new songs’

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012
OMD to spend September, October finishing 2nd post-comeback album ‘English Electric’
Vintage Video: INXS’ ‘Live Baby Live’ concert at London’s Wembley Stadium in 1991
The Mission to mark 25th anniversary reunion tour with ‘Silver’ 3-disc CD/DVD set
The Wedding Present to publish book about making of new album ‘Valentina’
Stream 3 tracks off Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant’s ‘Things Inside’

TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 83, first aired 8/14/12
Stream: Devo, ‘Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)’ — song about Mitt Romney’s dog

MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012
Video: Morrissey plays 4 unreleased songs in Dublin for ‘Studio in Session’ program
Free MP3: Madness, ‘Death of a Rude Boy’ — first track off forthcoming 10th album
Video: Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis talks to Candace from feminist bookstore on ‘Portlandia’
New releases: Dead Can Dance’s first album in 16 years, plus Ride, Sparks, 45 Grave

SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012
Killing Joke: Jaz Coleman ‘alive and kicking’ in the Sahara, new ‘KJ in Dub’ project due

 

 

 

 

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