This week’s new releases include the mammoth 20th anniversary reissue of U2’s landmark ‘Achtung Baby’ (including a $470 ‘Uber Deluxe’ edition with six CDs, four DVDs, two LPs and five 7-inches), plus ‘Lulu,’ the joint album from Lou Reed and Metallica, and a new INXS best-of.
This week’s round-up of headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs includes posts about R.E.M., Talking Heads, New Order, Magazine, John Peel and Elvis Costello, plus not one but three contests involving Robert Smith, Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction.
A few tracks from Q magazine’s tribute to U2′s ‘Achtung Baby’ dribbled out in advance of the issue’s arrival this week, but we’re now finally able to present the full set — featuring Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, The Killers, Garbage and U2 itself (in remixed form) — thanks to YouTube uploader ToneNoir.
For U.S. fans, the U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ doesn’t premiere until this coming weekend — it’s on Showtime on Saturday night — but since it already aired in the U.K., intrepid fans like u2opia100 have uploaded the 84-minute documentary about the making of ‘Achtung Baby’ to YouTube.
This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about the reunited New Order, David J, X, The Dead Milkmen, Skinny Puppy and R.E.M., plus our interview with the Pixies’ Joey Santiago, and quite possibly the biggest news of the year: the long-awaited reunion of The Stone Roses.
Now we get our third taste of Q magazine’s full-album tribute to U2′s 20-year-old ‘Achtung Baby’ in the form of Garbage’s slow and simmering cover of the record’s fifth single, ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses,’ which you can stream here.
This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about about Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, The Mission, Big Country, New Order, Robyn Hitchcock and much, much more, plus news on how to score a free Slicing Up Eyeballs sticker.
Just a day after the first track from Q magazine’s upcoming full-album tribute to U2′s 20-year-old ‘Achtung Baby’ — Jack White’s cover of ‘Love is Blindness’ — hit the web comes our second taste: Damien Rice’s stark and intense makeover of ‘One.’
Yesterday we learned the full tracklist of Q magazine’s upcoming full-album tribute to U2’s 20-year-old ‘Achtung Baby,’ and now we have our first taste of ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’: guitar slayer Jack White’s bluesy rumble through the album-closing ‘Love is Blindness.’
U2 has revealed the full tracklist for Q magazine’s ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ tribute album, which will feature Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, Garbage, The Killers, Patti Smith, Damien Rice, Gavin Friday, Snow Patrol, Glasvegas and U2 itself (in remixed form).
Welcome to Slicing Up Eyeballs’ new weekly feature: the Week in Rock, which, as its name implies, rounds up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past, uh, week. Basically, it’s one-stop shopping for any readers who might have been too busy during the week to keep tabs on all the headlines.
Peter Hook this morning called New Order’s surprise decision to reunite without him ‘very sad,’ saying ‘the other three’ didn’t tell him they’d decided to play two October concerts — and that, ultimately, ‘everyone knows New Order without Peter Hook is like Queen without Freddie Mercury, U2 without The Edge, Sooty without Sweep!’
Directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim, the U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ — about the making of ‘Achtung Baby’ — will premiere Oct. 29 on Showtime in advance of its appearance on the expanded reissue of the Irish band’s 1991 album.
Members of Depeche Mode and Glasvegas each have revealed that their bands have recorded new U2 covers that appear to be connected to the Irish megaband’s 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Achtung Baby,’ which arrives in November in a variety of formats including a $660 ‘uber deluxe’ edition stuffed with CDs, DVDs, vinyl and more.