Echo and the Bunnymen

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This week featured news about Echo & The Bunnymen, XTC, Soundgarden, James, Steve Kibley, Simple Minds, Joe Strummer and more — plus we debuted the latest in our series of Auto Reverse mixtapes for your downloading/streaming pleasure.

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joe Strummer goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014
Vintage Video: Simple Minds live at ‘Rockpalast’ 1982 — watch full 90-minute set

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014
Stream/Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (February 2014)
Steve Kilbey reuniting with ex-Church drummer Richard Ploog on Australian tour

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs Music Hour on Strangeways Radio; Episode 147, aired 2/25/14

MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014
Echo & The Bunnymen reveal ‘Meteorites’ release dates, announce tour of U.K., Europe
James announces new album ‘La Petite Mort,’ streams new song ‘Frozen Britain’
Soundgarden to mark 20th anniversary of ‘Superunknown’ with 5CD box set — and more
Reissue of XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ with ‘corrected polarity’ finally coming to CD
New releases: Bob Mould, Morrissey, Simple Minds, Neneh Cherry, The Woodentops

SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/23/14)
Echo & The Bunnymen reveal title, artwork for new album ‘Meteorites’