MARC ALMOND will release a live DVD, filmed at his recent series of solo concerts at London's Almeida Theatre, on January 10th next year. Although production is still not complete the release, 'Sin Songs Torch & Romance' is expected to feature the full concert plus a number of extras including an interview with Marc and a rehearsal feature.
PET SHOP BOYS are making the rare DJ Hell remix of their classic hit 'West End Girls' available for download from the War Child website for 99p with all profits going to help War Child's work in the world's troubled regions. Former HOUSEMARTIN Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim has also donated a track, an acoustic version of 'Push & Shove' from his new 'Palookaville' album.
PAUL WELLER is to release his cover of SISTER SLEDGE's 'We Are Family' as a single on November 15th. The track, from his recent album of cover versions 'Studio 150' will be accompanied by tracks made famous by Joni Mitchell, Sonny Bono and The Searchers, live tracks and a Beta Band remix of Weller??s last single 'Wishing On A Star'.
EURYTHMICS fans have set-up an online petition to show BMG Records that there is a real demand for the band's greatest hits CD and DVD and catalogue reissues which were recently pulled from the release schedules without explanation. If you would like to sign the petition then you can find it at: http://ethrill.net/petition/
BILLY IDOL is to release a new album next year. 'World Comin' Down' will come out on the Sanctuary label with the actual release date pencilled for March 2005.
TEARS FOR FEARS classic song 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' has been honoured by the BMI for receiving over four million plays on US radio since it's 1985 release.
Versatile singer/songwriter Amber is eager to show off her new fall colours with "You Move Me," a composition that will shock and delight fans who have pulsated to her long string of purring pop/dance hits, including "This Is Your Night", "Sexual (Li Da Di)" and "One More Night".
This time around, Amber has amped the voltage to atomic proportionsùwith a tornado of guitars and nervous beats, an undulating flash of Middle Eastern effects and a joyful, orgiastic vocal from the siren, as she proclaims, "You take me higher and higher." Amber is obviously taking her art to a higher plane, complete with the launch of her own label, JMCA. A bevy of remixes, including a tribal-hued journey by Mike Cruz, will ensure club action for "You Move Me", though the song deserves its place in the mainstream spotlight. Amber is one talented lady; it's time the whole world took notice.
"My Kind Of World", Amber's first full length CD in over 2 years entitled is finally available. "My Kind Of World" features 12 new songs and promises to usher in a new era for Amber.
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).