Week in Rock — February 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

The Week in Rock: Feb. 12-19, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds, Colourbox, Morrissey, Lloyd Cole and Paul Weller — plus the first new Public Image Ltd. song in 20 years.

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012
The Jesus and Mary Chain chronicled in new photo book with words, lyrics by Jim Reid
Squeeze books additional California concerts around Coachella appearances in April
Free MP3: Dinosaur Jr, ‘No Bones’ — from ‘Bug Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of Fans’

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012
Despite Elvis Costello’s ire, box set rises in price — but discount editions due in April
Stream: Simple Minds, ‘Special View’ — B-side of debut single, off new ‘x5’ box set
The Raincoats to follow All Tomorrow’s Parties appearance with 5-date U.S. tour
Video: The B-52s, ‘Rock Lobster’ and ‘Private Idaho’ from new ‘With the Wild Crowd!’ DVD

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012
Kraftwerk to perform 8 albums in 8 nights for 3-D ‘Retrospective’ at New York’s MoMA
Morrissey preps ‘Viva Hate’ reissue, Record Store Day 10-inch — adds SE Asia concerts
Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant records ‘Things Inside’ instrumental album
Video: Hoodoo Gurus, ‘Use-By Date’ — new single from ‘Golden Watch’ best-of
Linkage: Joy Division/New Order, Talking Heads, XTC, The Smiths comic book

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 60, first aired 2/14/12
James unveils U.S. dates around Coachella, finally will release ‘Gathering Sound’ box
4AD compiles Colourbox’s 1982-86 output on 4-disc box set
Lloyd Cole announces 13-date solo-acoustic tour of U.K., Europe next month

MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012
Stream: Public Image Ltd., ‘One Drop’ — John Lydon’s first new PiL recording in 20 years
World Party’s ‘Arkeology’ — 5-disc box set with 70 unreleased tracks — out April 10
Video: ‘How the Brits Rocked America’ in the ’80s, with The Cure, Duran Duran, Police
Stream: Paul Weller, ‘That Dangerous Age’ — first single off forthcoming ‘Sonik Kicks’ LP
Public Image Ltd. to release Record Store Day EP, new album ‘This is PiL’ in May/June
New releases: Pulp reissues, Magazine’s Barry Adamson, Flaming Lips on vinyl

SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/13/12



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  1. Mr. Lydon looks 6 months pregnant in that studio photo lol !

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