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Coachella 2013: The Stone Roses, New Order, OMD, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Blur and more

Coachella 2013: The Stone Roses, New Order, OMD, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Blur and more

The original lineup of The Stone Roses will makes its U.S. debut at April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, joining headliners Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bill that also includes New Order, OMD, both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Johnny Marr and more.

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, Blur headlining Primavera Sound

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, Blur headlining Primavera Sound

Organizers of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound 2013 festival unfurled a mind-bending lineup topped by headliners The Jesus and Mary Chain, Blur, My Bloody Valentine and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, in addition to appearances by Dinosaur Jr, Bob Mould, Dead Can Dance, The Breeders and many more.

The Specials announce U.K. concerts, hint at ‘two-part tour of the U.S.A.’ in 2013

The Specials announce U.K. concerts, hint at ‘two-part tour of the U.S.A.’ in 2013

The reunion of 2 Tone-era ska giants The Specials rolls into 2013 as the band this week announced a 10-date spring tour of the U.K. and even hinted it would fulfill its promise to return to America, tweeting this morning that “The Specials are discussing a possible two part TOUR OF THE USA in March and late August 2013.”

Kate Bush to release new ‘Running Up That Hill’ remix at close of London Olympics

Kate Bush to release new ‘Running Up That Hill’ remix at close of London Olympics

Amid rumors that the stage-shy singer somehow will participate in Sunday’s London Olympics closing ceremony, Kate Bush apparently is set to release a new remix of her best-known hit, ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God).’ A listing for a 2012 remix of the song was up on Amazon.co.uk, although it’s now been removed.

The Specials to release ‘More… Or Less’ 2CD live album recorded on 2011 reunion dates

The Specials to release ‘More… Or Less’ 2CD live album recorded on 2011 reunion dates

The Specials next month will release a 26-track live album dubbed ‘More… Or Less: The Specials Live’ in both 2CD and 2LP formats, collecting “the best of the best tracks” from U.K. and European dates on the band’s 2011 reunion tour, EMI Catalogue announced this morning.

New Order returning to U.S. ‘for more shows later in the year,’ may start writing new music

New Order returning to U.S. ‘for more shows later in the year,’ may start writing new music

New Order performed its first U.S. concert in seven years Friday night at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival — but that won’t be the band’s only American appearance this year. The band says: ‘It’s great to back in the U.S., and we will be back for more shows later in the year when we have fulfilled our other live commitments around the world.’

The Week in Rock: Feb. 19-25, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 19-25, 2012

The round-up of this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Replacements’ Slim Dunlap and Tommy Stinson, New Order, The Specials, Squeeze, Visage, Ian McCulloch and Public Image Ltd. — plus Slicing Up Eyeballs’ third birthday.

Blur, The Specials and New Order to play Olympics Closing Ceremony Celebration

Blur, The Specials and New Order to play Olympics Closing Ceremony Celebration

Three recently reunited U.K. acts — Britpop masters Blur, 2 Tone ska kings The Specials and electronic-rock pioneers New Order — will perform at a giant “Best of British” outdoor concert on Aug. 12 in Hyde Park to cap off the London Olympics, the bands announced Monday.

Stephen Street discusses work with The Smiths, Morrissey on ‘Sound Opinions’

Stephen Street discusses work with The Smiths, Morrissey on ‘Sound Opinions’

Record producer and engineer Stephen Street — who worked on three albums by The Smiths before producing and co-writing Morrissey’s solo debut ‘Viva Hate’ — will be the guest on this week’s episode of the ‘Sound Opinions’ radio program, billed as ‘the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show.’

The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon reunite on Gorillaz’s upcoming ‘Plastic Beach’

The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon reunite on Gorillaz’s upcoming ‘Plastic Beach’

Tweet The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have reunited on record for the first time since 1982’s Combat Rock, each contributing to the title […]

Video: New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant’s debut single ‘Sink or Swim’

Bernard Sumner’s New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant today released the video for its debut single, “Sink or Swim.” The band — comprised of Sumner, late-era […]

New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant posts debut single ‘Sink or Swim’ on MySpace

New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant posts debut single ‘Sink or Swim’ on MySpace

Bernard Sumner’s New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant this week posted its first single, “Sink or Swim,” on the band’s MySpace page in advance of its […]

New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant announces debut album ‘Never Cry Another Tear’

New Order spinoff Bad Lieutenant announces debut album ‘Never Cry Another Tear’

Bernard Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant — the new band featuring a Peter Hook-less New Order — this week announced it will release its debut album, Never […]

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

With Peter Hook having acrimoniously split from New Order, the rest of the legendary synthrock act has enlisted Blur bassist Alex James for a new […]