The Replacements

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 big tour news from The Replacements, tragic news about the loss of Steve Strange, and items on Paul Weller, Wire, The Dead Milkmen, Colin Hay, Bob Mould, Luna, OMD and more — plus the results of our Best Songs of 1980 readers poll.

FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2015
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Charlatans U.K. get ‘Some Friendly’ with Dave Kendall — 1990

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015
Steve Strange, Visage frontman and New Romantic pioneer, 1959-2015
Wire announces self-titled 13th album, plus U.S. and U.K. tours — stream new track now

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015
Jim Reid vows The Jesus and Mary Chain will complete its first new album in 17 years
The Dead Milkmen to bring ‘Pretty Music for Pretty People’ to West Coast on spring tour
Paul Weller debuts first song off ‘Saturns Pattern,’ announces North American tour
Premiere: Colin Hay’s ‘Next Year People’ — stream new album from Men at Work leader

TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs Music Hour on Strangeways Radio; Episode 173, aired 2/10/15
Top 100 Songs of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s Redux — Part 1
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Top 100 Songs of 1980 (Minus the 5 not on Spotify)

MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2015
Luna to play first show in 10 years this spring in L.A., with more U.S. dates in the fall
The Replacements announce 13-date U.S. tour: ‘Back by unpopular demand’
OMD’s ‘Junk Culture’ reissue being re-pressed over bonus disc problems
New releases: Devo’s ‘Hardcore Live!’ on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, plus Dinosaur Jr live vinyl

SUNDAY, FEB. 8, 2015
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/8/15)
Watch Bob Mould blow the roof off ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’