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, The Replacements, Pixies, Mazzy Star, Johnny Marr, Wax Trax! Records, Kitchens of Distinction, Pet Shop Boys, David J, Paul Weller, Debbie Harry and more.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
Johnny Marr: Blame landlords — not just the Internet — for the demise of record stores
Pixies sneak surprise 7-inch into Record Store Day release of ‘Indie Cindy’
Premiere: Mazzy Star debuts video for new Record Store Day single ‘I’m Less Here’

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong joins The Replacements during second Coachella set
Pixies’ Black Francis co-authors novel ‘The Good Inn,’ will appear at Brooklyn book launch

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
Wax Trax! Records is back: Legendary label resurrected by co-founder’s daughter
Premiere: Kitchens of Distinction debut video for Record Store Day single ‘Extravagance’

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
Bauhaus’ David J covers Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ in Sasha Grey-starring NSFW video
Contest: Win ‘Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs that Defined the 1980s’
Pet Shop Boys at Coachella 2014: Watch full 80-minute webcast from Weekend 1

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
Echo & The Bunnymen announce U.S. tour, debut 3rd new track ‘Holy Moses’
Paul Weller preps ‘More Modern Classics’ best-of — stream new single ‘Brand New Toy’

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
Simple Minds on ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ — exclusive excerpt from ‘Mad World’ oral history
Blondie’s Debbie Harry joins Arcade Fire at Coachella to sing ‘Heart of Glass’
Echo & The Bunnymen debut sweeping track ‘Lovers on the Run’ off ‘Meteorites’
New releases: Afghan Whigs, Dead Kennedys, Billy Bragg, Ski Patrol, Stone Roses

SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (4/13/14)
Pixies at Coachella 2014: Watch full 50-minute webcast from Weekend 1