Week in Rock — June 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 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 Pet Shop Boys, Elizabeth Fraser, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Peter Buck, The Birthday Party, Peter Murphy, Ministry, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, Dinsaur Jr, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.

Video: BBC’s ‘Punk Britannia’ Parts 1-3 (1972-1981) — watch complete 3-hour series

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
Elizabeth Fraser to debut new music, revisit Cocteau Twins at 1st show in 14 years
Video: Watch They Might Be Giants’ 22-minute in-store set at Amoeba Music
David Byrne, St. Vincent announce ‘Love This Giant’ album, tour — download free MP3

Stream: Peter Buck, ‘10 Million BC’ — 1st track off R.E.M. guitarist’s solo debut
The Birthday Party’s ‘Junk Yard’ to be reissued in special 12-inch/7-inch/CD set
Paul Weller to release cover of The Beatles’ ‘Birthday’ in honor of Paul McCartney’s 70th
Peter Murphy playing L.A. this August as part of Doors-themed Sunset Strip fest
Video: Ministry, ‘GhoulDiggers’ — second video from comeback album ‘Relapse’

Morrissey: Reports of my retirement are ‘wishful thinking’ by journalists
Video: The Stone Roses cut short Amsterdam gig because ‘the drummer’s gone home’
Dinosaur Jr announces new album ‘I Bet On Sky,’ 29-date fall North American tour
Video: John Lydon launches ‘Lollipop Blog,’ discusses PiL’s ‘buffalo of freedom’
Stream: Mission of Burma, ‘Second Television’ — 2nd track from ‘Unsound’
Video: Hood Internet covers The Pretenders’ ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ for The AV Club

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 74, first aired 6/12/12
On eve of libel trial, NME apologizes to Morrissey: ‘We do not believe he is a racist’
Dinosaur Jr to release ‘Bug: Live’ on super-limited purple vinyl — watch animated trailer
Video: Robyn Hitchcock, ‘Twitch 4 Sam Surfer’ — part of ‘Phantom 45s’ series

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
The Stone Roses eyeing U.S. dates in 2013?
Pet Shop Boys announce new album ‘Elysium’ — listen to new track ‘Invisible’
The Jesus and Mary Chain add concerts in Philadelphia, Madison to expanding U.S. tour
New releases: The dB’s, Bodeans, Men Without Hats, Skinny Puppy, Sugar

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/10/12
Milestones: Today is Joey Santiago’s and Kim Deal’s birthday; watch Pixies live in 1991





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