DAVID BOWIE has been in talks with shock-rocker Marilyn Manson about a possible collaboration, meanwhile Manson will release his version of DEPECHE MODE's 'Personal Jesus' as a single this week...
THE THOMPSON TWINS are to release some of their back catalogue albums in the UK in 2005. BMG Records have confirmed that they will be releasing material from The Thompson Twins' archive but are unable to reveal the exact details.
EURYTHMICS have postponed the release of their Ultimate Collection album and their series of remastered, expanded catalogue albums. It is currently unclear when the releases will see the light of day.
TEARS FOR FEARS have signed a new deal to release their 'Everybody Loves A Happy Ending' album in the UK. The duo have signed a European deal with independent label Gut Records and will release the album in early 2005. The UK/European version of the album will feature a number of additional tracks to the US version that has already been reelased, and the band will shoot a new UK video for the first single 'Closest Thing To Heaven'.
MORRISSEY has added two more shows to his UK schedule. THE SMITHS former frontman will now play shows in Glasgow and Birmingham in addition to his previously announced show at London's Earls Court in December.
KYLIE MINOGUE is planning a European tour in 2005 to support the release of her forthcoming hits album 'Ultimate Kylie' which will be released on November 22nd. Kylie is expected to announce dates later this month.
THE HUMAN LEAGUE and THE PET SHOP BOYS have both received honours at the 2004 Q Magazine awards. Human League received the 'Innovation In Sound' award and Pet Shop Boys the Q Inspiration award. Other awards wen to SHANE MacGOWAN (Q Merit Award, ROXY MUSIC (Lifetime Achievement award), RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (Best Act In The World Today), U2 (Q Icon Award) and ELTON JOHN (Q Classic Songwriter Award).
He's had the most successful comeback of the last decade, delighting fans with two fantastic singles, an album of unprecedented brilliance and a string of mesmerising live shows and with "Let Me Kiss You" Morrissey is set to have his third Top 10 hit of the year. A beautiful ballad, lovingly wrapped around simple guitar, piano and sweeping strings "Let Me Kiss You" is one of the stand out tracks from album "You Are The Quarry".
CD-1 & 7":
1. Let Me Kiss You 2. Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
1. Let Me Kiss You 2. Friday Mourning 3. I Am Two People
DEPECHE MODE are to release a series of online tasters for their forthcoming remix package which is scheduled for an October 25th release... the band will release a series of one-track downloads on October 25th via their own website and on commercial download sites, followed by a series of download only mixes on November 1st plus a digital EP on the same date.
KYLIE MINOGUE has announced that she WILL release her recent collaboration with the Scissor Sisters. In fact one of the tracks 'I Believe in You' will be released as a single on November 29th following the release of a much anticipated hits compilation 'Ultimate Kylie' that will be released on November 15th and will cover all the stages of Kylie's career from 1987's 'Locomotion' to the present day and in addition to her Scissor Sisters duet will feature another new track 'Giving You Up'.
MARC ALMOND has recorded a version of one of LAURA BRANIGAN's biggest hits 'Self Control'. The SOFT CELL frontman features on the 'Self Control EP' which is to be released by Replicant on October 4th (the ep will also feature a new track from Marc Almond a new version of his track 'Fur'). In the meantime a new Laura Branigan compilation album is in the pipeline to mark her unexpected death at the end of August. The album will feature most of her singles starting with 'Gloria' and ending with 'Dim All The Lights'. The release is expected to be in the shops next year.