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29 Nov 2006 - 80's News

DURAN DURAN, GEORGE MICHAEL, KYLIE MINOGUE and ELTON JOHN are among artists rumoured to be participating in a special concert to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The event is expected to be staged at London's Wembley Stadium and is being organised by Prince William and Prince Harry.

PET SHOP BOYS and THE PIXIES are on the bill for two Australian V Festival dates scheduled to take place at Sydney's Centennial Park and the Gold Coast's Avica Resort in March and April. See NEWS for the dates.

THE WATERBOYS have added more shows to their touring achedule for next year. See GIGS for all the dates.

DAVID BOWIE and JOHNNY MARR are among celebrities auctioning their shoes to benefit the MAG (Mines Advisory Group) charity. Other artists involved include Coldplay, Keane and The Editors.

THE COMMUNARDS' recent live DVD - 'Live At Full House Rock Club' - has been reviewed in the REVIEWS section.

GEORGE MICHAEL has announced a London concert - rumoured to feature an onstage reunion with his former WHAM! partner ANDREW RIDGLEY - to take place at Wembley Arena on December 17th.

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN singer IAN McCULLOCH is part of a panel of judges looking for the best up-and-coming musicians in the UK and Ireland under the 'Pringles Unsung' banner.

THE DAMNED are playing eighteen shows in November and December starting in Norwich this week and finishing in Brighton on December 18th. See GIGS for all the details.

THE CURE have announced that they will play in Miami on March 27th next year as part of the city's Ultra Music Festival, fuelling speculation about the release of their next studio album which is rumoured to be a double album...

BOY GEORGE is the subject of a tribute record from Irish electro duo The Garland Cult. The song, 'BoyGeorgeICON' will be released as a digital single next year as well as taking its place among tracks featured on the band's second studio album.

OMD have announced a handful of live shows - in Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Holland - for May next year. See GIGS for all the details.

CHINA CRISIS will headline a special gig in aid of Liverpool's Woolton cinema at the cities New Picket venue on December 1st. The bill - which also sees China Crisis spin-off project Muddyhead play a set - also features The Riffs, The Tommys and The Mersey Beatles.

TIFFANY will join VH-1's 'Celebrity Fit Club' as part of the cast for the next series of the reality TV show which will be transmitted in April.

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