Week in Rock — April 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

The Week in Rock: March 25-31, 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 New Order, Duran Duran, The Stone Roses, Ultravox, Peter Hook, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Lee Ranaldo, Killing Joke, The Cult, Dreams So Real and Soundgarden.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
Duran Duran to follow South American, European concerts with U.S. tour this August
Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant brings ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ art show to L.A.
Video: ‘Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska… Live!’ — classic 2 Tone concert film
Video: Peter Hook talks Joy Division’s ‘Closer,’ Martin Hannett at Amoeba Music

The Stone Roses push up start of reunion with new Barcelona, Amsterdam dates
Video: ‘Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany’ — watch full hour-long documentary
Ultravox’s ’80s lineup returns with ‘Brilliant’ — first new album together in 28 years
Video: Memoryhouse covers The Police’s ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’

Vintage Video: Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor lip syncs ‘Down In It’ on ‘Dance Party USA’
The Cure’s ‘Entreat Plus’ live album to receive double-vinyl U.S. release
Video: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Angles’ — second clip from ‘Between the Times and the Tides’
Video: VCMG’s ‘Ssss’ trailer — mutant toast, but no Vince Clarke or Martin Gore

Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 65, first aired 3/27/12
Dreams So Real — featured in ‘Athens, GA: Inside/Out’ — reunites, streams demo
Stream: The Cult, ‘For the Animals’ — first single off upcoming ‘Choice of Weapon’
Video: Killing Joke, ‘In Cythera’ — plus stream 5-minute ‘MMXII’ album ‘taster’
Mission of Burma releasing ‘Unsound’ in July — stream first track ‘Dust Devil’

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
Record Store Day 2012: The Cure, Morrissey, PiL, Devo, The Fall, Kate Bush, The Clash
Soundgarden previews ‘Live to Rise,’ first new music in 15 years — from ‘The Avengers’
Video: Belle and Sebastian covers The Primitives’ ‘Crash’ for ‘Late Night Tales’ disc
New releases: The Smiths reissues, plus Ministry, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Paul Weller

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/25/12
New Order returning to U.S. ‘for more shows later in the year,’ may write new music




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