Week in Rock — July 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

The Week in Rock: July 1-7, 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 items about Midnight Oil, The Stone Roses, John Lydon, Peter Hook, This Mortal Coil, The Specials, Pet Shop Boys, World Party, Mission of Burma, The Smiths and more — plus the latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
The Stone Roses at Manchester’s Heaton Park — watch complete video of first night
Video: PiL’s John Lydon discusses the war on drugs on BBC’s ‘Question Time’
‘25 Years Without The Smiths’: Exhibit of Rough Trade posters on display in Barcelona

Stream: Mission of Burma, ‘Unsound’ — full album on Spotify ahead of July 10 release
Peter Hook to publish ‘Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division’ memoir this fall
This Mortal Coil’s ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray shelved over ‘packaging issues’
Video: Dave Wakeling on 33 years of English Beat, learning to play guitar wrong

Linkage: Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cult

Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 77, first aired 7/3/12
Midnight Oil puts career-spanning box set ‘back on hold’ until ‘better time’ for release
The Specials to release ‘More… Or Less’ live album recorded on 2011 reunion dates
Video: Duran Duran, ‘Planet Earth’ (Live) — from ‘A Diamond in the Mind’ concert film
Ride’s Mark Gardener, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie releasing single

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (July 2012)
Stream: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Winner’ — first single off upcoming album ‘Elysium’
World Party to return to U.K. concert stages for first time in a decade this fall
New releases: Duran Duran live album/film, plus Bronski Beat, Communards reissues

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/1/12



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