Week in Rock — May 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

The Week in Rock: April 28-May 4, 2013

Duran Duran, 'Rio'

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This week featured posts about The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Skinny Puppy, Pet Shop Boys, Kim Deal, Andy Bell, The Primitives, The Chameleons, Lloyd Cole, Big Country and more — plus we launched R.E.M. and Simple Minds giveaways, and Duran Duran’s Rio topped our 1982 readers poll.

The Cure playing Austin City Limits Music Festival in October? All signs point to ‘yes’
Depeche Mode opens ‘Delta Machine’ world tour in Nice, France: Setlist + Video
Video: The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke reunite on ‘How Soon Is Now?’ in Brooklyn

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison — 1990
Stream: Skinny Puppy, ‘paragUn’ — first single off upcoming album ‘Weapon’
Video: Lloyd Cole, ‘Period Piece’ — first single off upcoming album ‘Standards’
Big Country ‘At the BBC’ box set to compile studio sessions, live tracks, TV appearances

Vintage Video: The Chameleons in London, 1984 — watch full 100-minute concert
Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘The Messenger,’ ‘How Soon Is Now?’ on Jimmy Fallon

Top 100 Albums of 1982: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 3
Contest: Win R.E.M.’s ‘Green: 25th Anniversary Edition’ on double CD or 180-gram vinyl

Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs Music Hour on Strangeways Radio; Episode 117, aired 4/30/13
Pet Shop Boys announce first North American tour in 4 years, debut ‘Axis’ video
Martin Lloyd, of Oppenheimer Analysis, 1950-2013
Contest: Win Simple Minds’ ‘Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+’ double-, triple-disc best-ofs
Kim Deal releases second limited-edition 7-inch in new ‘Solo Series’ — MP3s, too

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
Erasure’s Andy Bell says he can’t commit to Regeneration Tour until lineup fixed
The Primitives to reissue debut album ‘Lovely’ as 2CD set, play 25th anniversary gigs
New releases: Iggy and The Stooges, Melvins, Blow Monkeys, Big Country, Midnight Oil

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (4/28/13)



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