Week in Rock — October 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

The Week in Rock: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2011

Welcome to another installment of the Week in Rock, which, as its name pretty much implies, rounds up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week — offering one-stop shopping for anything you might have missed. And this week, that included a lot of news about The Cure, plus items on The Mission, Erasure, Gary Numan, The Sisters of Mercy and The Jesus and Mary Chain, plus a new Bangles contest.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2011
Linkage: John Peel and the Pixies; plus The Stone Roses, R.E.M., Gary Numan

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011
Video: The Mission rehearses ‘Beyond the Pale’ for 25th anniversary reunion tour
Stream: Jim Reid’s Jesus and Mary Chain 1985 ‘Inspirations & Influences’ mix

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011
Contest: Win The Bangles’ ‘Sweetheart of the Sun’ — first new album in 8 years
Stream: Susan Boyle covers Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’ for upcoming album

Robert Smith to Rock Hall of Fame: ‘Jason Cooper is The Cure’s drummer… bah!’
Full-album stream: Erasure, ‘Tomorrow’s World’ — due out next week
Video: The Smiths ‘Complete’ U.K. deluxe ‘iTunes LP’ promo commercial

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 41, first aired 9/27/11
The Cure to perform ‘Reflections’ concerts in London, NYC, LA in November
Video: Gary Numan, ‘The Fall’ — first single off new ‘Dead Son Rising’ album
The Cure nominated for induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 2012 ballot

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011
R.E.M. unveils ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011’ tracklist
Jim Reid on a new Jesus and Mary Chain album: ‘It might happen, it might not’
The Sisters of Mercy extend 30th anniversary tour with 15 more European dates this fall
New releases: The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana, Erasure, The Bangles
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/25/11

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2011
Stream: Lou Reed & Metallica, ‘The View’



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