Week in Rock — June 9, 2013 at 7:00 am

The Week in Rock: June 2-8, 2013


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 R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Morrissey, The Waterboys, Johnny Marr, Killing Joke, Joy Division, The Stone Roses, U2 and more — plus the Top 100 Albums of 1983 and the opening of voting in the Best of 1984 poll.

Arturo Vega, designer of the Ramones’ iconic logo, 1948-2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s, Part 5: Vote for your top albums of 1984
Morrissey to play 12 shows in South America next month, skip planned Mexican dates

Mike Peters-fronted Big Country fleshes out North American summer tour schedule
The Waterboys announce initial dates for band’s ‘longest American tour ever’
‘Science!’: Watch Buzz Aldrin perform ‘She Blinded Me with Science’ with Thomas Dolby
Vintage Video: ‘The Cure in Orange’ — watch out-of-print 1987 concert film in full

Nine Inch Nails announces ‘Hesitation Marks,’ debuts single, unveils North American arena tour
Sebadoh to release ‘Defend Yourself’ — first new album in 14 years — this September
Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills play ‘Superman’ in Portland
Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again,’ ‘Right Thing Right’ on Jools Holland
Milestones: U2 played historic Red Rocks gig 30 years ago today — watch ‘I Will Follow’

A.C. Newman, Ted Leo and more to perform at tribute to Game Theory’s Scott Miller
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs Music Hour on Strangeways Radio; Episode 122, aired 6/4/13
The Fall, Icicle Works, Buffalo Tom to receive next ‘5 Albums’ box sets from Beggars
Killing Joke’s Paul Ferguson sidelined by tendonitis from ‘restoring ancient sculptures’
Video: The Stone Roses play ‘Elephant Stone,’ ‘Going Down’ for first time since 1990

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
Top 100 Albums of 1983: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 4
Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ inspires ‘Will Love Tear Us Apart: The Video Game’
Stream: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Vocal’ — second single off forthcoming album ‘Electric’
New releases: Stranglers, John Foxx, The Fall, Monochrome Set, Killing Joke, Rip Rig + Panic

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (6/2/13)
R.E.M. carefully avoids actual reunion as all 4 members play Peter Buck’s wedding
Andreas Thein, co-founder of Propaganda, dies at 59 after battle with cancer



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