The Week in Rock: Sept. 23-29, 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 Simple Minds, Pixies, Soundgarden, Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, R.E.M., Rain Parade, Peter Murphy, Brian Eno, PiL, Robert Smith, The Dream Syndicate, Big Country, Erasure and more.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Pixies co-host with Dave Kendall, play live in studio — 1991
Stream: Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ — off first new album in 16 years

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012
Photo: Blondie and Devo backstage in Chicago on final date of joint U.S. tour
Linkage: Morrissey saves old lady, plus The Untouchables, Depeche Mode, Adam Ant
Simple Minds prepping 2CD live album culled from this year’s ‘5×5 Live’ tour
Vintage Video: R.E.M., ‘A Conversation with Michael Stipe’

Rain Parade reuniting for first time in 25 years to benefit Bobby Sutliff
Peter Murphy announces $500-a-ticket ‘Halloween Miracula’ concert in Los Angeles
Brian Eno to release new ambient album ‘Lux’ — part of ‘Music for Thinking’ series
Video: Public Image Ltd. performs ‘Reggie Song’ on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 89, first aired 9/25/12
Stream: Robert Smith covers Sinatra standard ‘Witchcraft’ for ‘Frankenweenie’
Video: The Dream Syndicate reunites for 30th anniversary concerts in Spain
Chris Lawhorn’s ‘Fugazi Edits’ LP samples every song in band’s discography
Madness to release new album ‘Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da’ — check out 7-minute sampler

MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012
Video: Mudhoney’s ‘Live in Berlin 1988’ — watch new trailer for concert DVD
Video: Erasure previews ‘The Complete Tomorrow’s World’ box set — see full tracklist
Tony Butler quits Big Country, band promises ‘new adventure’
New releases: R.E.M., Sex Pistols, INXS, Joe Strummer, Robert Smith, John Foxx





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