Week in Rock — October 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm

The Week in Rock: Oct. 23-29, 2011

Welcome to another installment of the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. And this week, that included posts about R.E.M., Talking Heads, New Order, Magazine, John Peel and Elvis Costello, plus not one but three contests involving Robert Smith, Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction.  

SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011:
Linkage: Bryan Ferry plots new U.S. tour, plus The Smiths, The B-52s, The Stone Roses

FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2011:
Contest: Win The Japanese Popstars’ ‘Take Forever’ 12-inch featuring Robert Smith

THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011:
Video: R.E.M.’s ‘We All Go Back To Where We Belong,’ with Kirsten Dunst, John Giorno
New Order’s early performances chronicled in new book ‘From Heaven to Heaven’
Video: Talking Heads play ‘Psycho Killer’ in 1975 — from upcoming ‘Chronology’ DVD

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011:
Elvis Costello to release ‘Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ live box set
Contest: Win Peter Gabriel’s ‘New Blood: Live in London’ orchestral concert DVD

TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011:
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 44, first aired 10/25/11
Stream: Full U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute album ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ from Q
Video: ‘John Peel: Turn That Racket Down’ — hour-long documentary on legendary DJ
‘Manchester Connection’: The Smiths, New Order, Stone Roses featured in poster show
Video: Jane’s Addiction plays ‘Underground’ on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2011:
Video: Watch U2′s ‘From the Sky Down’ — documentary about making ‘Achtung Baby’
Contest: Win a Jane’s Addiction ‘The Great Escape Artist’ signed guitar — and new CD
New releases: Thomas Dolby, Magazine, Skinny Puppy, The Smiths, Peter Gabriel

SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2011:
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/23/11
Magazine to release ‘No Thyself,’ first album in 30 years; sets U.K. tour this November



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