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Ric Ocasek, frontman of new wave legends The Cars and famed producer, has died

Ric Ocasek, frontman of new wave legends The Cars and famed producer, has died

Ric Ocasek, the pop genius who wrote a string of hits for The Cars, the legendary new-wave act he fronted and played guitar for through the late 1970s through the late ’80s, was found dead in his New York City apartment, according to multiple news reports. He was 75.

This week’s new releases: The Cars reissues, plus The Mission, The Damned, The Essence

This week’s new releases: The Cars reissues, plus The Mission, The Damned, The Essence

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from The Cars, The Mission, The Damned and The Essence. Full details here.

The Cars make Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — but Kate Bush and Depeche Mode snubbed

The Cars make Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — but Kate Bush and Depeche Mode snubbed

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today announced its class of 2018, a list that includes third-time nominees The Cars alongside Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone. Additionally, Sister Rosetta Tharpe will receive the Award for Early Influence. Not making the cut this year? Kate Bush, Depeche Mode and Eurythmics.

Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, The Cars nominated to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, The Cars nominated to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics and The Cars are among the acts scoring nominations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week, joining a roster of potential inductees that also includes Radiohead, MC5, Nina Simone, Bon Jovi and Rage Against the Machine. See the full list of nominations here.

New releases: Manchester box, Pet Shop Boys, The Cars, James, Bronski Beat, Howard Jones

New releases: Manchester box, Pet Shop Boys, The Cars, James, Bronski Beat, Howard Jones

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from Pet Shop Boys, Bronski Beat, Howard Jones, The Cars, James and more.

The Cars’ ‘Candy-O’ and ‘Panorama’ reissued with remastered audio, unreleased tracks

The Cars’ ‘Candy-O’ and ‘Panorama’ reissued with remastered audio, unreleased tracks

Rhino Records this summer will reissue The Cars’ second and third albums — 1979’s Candy-O and 1980’s Panorama — in expanded editions featuring audio remastered under bandleader Ric Ocasek’s supervision and previously unreleased tracks and mixes from those records’ sessions.

The Cars to issue unreleased ‘Live at the Agora 1978’ on vinyl for Record Store Day

The Cars to issue unreleased ‘Live at the Agora 1978’ on vinyl for Record Store Day

New Wave powerhouse The Cars will issue the previously unreleased 13-song in-concert set Live at the Agora 1978 on a double LP for Record Store Day next month, collecting hits like “Good Times Roll,” “Moving in Stereo” and “My Best Friend’s Girl” on three sides, with a custom “tire tread” etching on the fourth side.

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is helping make a feature-length documentary about the so-called ‘Woodstock of the ’80s’ — the 1982 US Festival, which featured Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, The B-52s, The Cars, Ramones, Gang of Four and more — to be released this Labor Day weekend on the event’s 30th anniversary.

Readers Poll 2011: Best albums of the year

Readers Poll 2011: Best albums of the year

As 2011 quickly winds to an end, we’re happy to roll out our fourth and final days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite music of the year. Today, we bring you the big one: The best albums of 2011.

Readers Poll 2011: Best singles of the year

Readers Poll 2011: Best singles of the year

Today we roll out the third of four days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite new, reissued and freshly compiled music of the year. This time, it’s your Top 10 singles of the year.

The Week in Rock: Sept. 11-17, 2011

The Week in Rock: Sept. 11-17, 2011

This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included news of a new Kate Bush album, tour dates from X and Dinosaur Jr, new music from Simple Minds, INXS and The Waterboys, and a very cool contest for fans of The Smiths.

Video: The Cars, ‘Free’ — off ‘Move Like This’

Video: The Cars, ‘Free’ — off ‘Move Like This’

Reunited New Wave legends The Cars this week debuted a new music video for ‘Free,’ off their comeback album ‘Move Like This.’ Watch it right here.

Contest: Win free Lollapalooza tickets

Contest: Win free Lollapalooza tickets

Our partners at GroopEase are giving away two pairs of three-day passes along with $500 cash to see The Cars, Big Audio Dynamite, Foo Fighters and more at the massive Lollapalooza festival in Chicago’s Grant Park on Aug. 5-7.

Video: Weezer’s cover of The Cars’ ‘You Might Think’ — from ‘Cars 2’ soundtrack

Video: Weezer’s cover of The Cars’ ‘You Might Think’ — from ‘Cars 2’ soundtrack

With the film opening Friday, Weezer today debuted a video for its (quite faithful) cover of The Cars’ 1984 hit ‘You Might Think,’ which appears on the soundtrack to the Disney/Pixar soon-to-be-smash ‘Cars 2.’