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BOY GEORGE, MORRISSEY, BILLY IDOL, ANNIE LENNOX, PRINCE and JOAN JETT are on the shortlist for this year's 'Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity' award which is organised annually by PETA. ?? KYLIE MINOGUE tracks from the singer's forthcoming, and currently untitled album have been leaked onto the internet according to reports. Up to five songs, said to be new Kylie songs are available at 'certain download sites' and are believed to include songs with the titles 'Stars', 'Fall For You' and 'Sensitized'. ?? KOOL AND THE GANG will headline the Sunday line-up at RetroFest it has been confirmed this week, and CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT have been added to the bill alongside HUE AND CRY, HAZEL O'CONNOR, THE SILENCERS, THE BEAT, CUTTING CREW, KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS and FOUR GOOD MEN. See the website for lots more about RetroFest! ?? HAPPY MONDAYS have finally revealed that their comeback album will be called 'Unkle Dysfunktional' and will be released towards the end of the summer. The band have also announced a UK tour in September and October in support of the album's release. See GIGS for all the dates. ?? ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN will play their annual Christmas show at Liverpool's Academy on December 8th this year. ?? BONNIE TYLER has scheduled a series of 'Greatest Hits' dates in Ireland in August on the back of the success of her 'Greatest Hits' album. Dates start in Carrickmacross on August 23rd and run through to Limerick on September 1st. See GIGS for all the details. ?? BILLY OCEAN will tour the UK for the first time for twenty years in October, performing his hits with a ten piece band as well as showcasing new material from his forthcoming new album. See GIGS for all the dates. ?? FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD singer HOLLY JOHNSON has lost a legal battle to prevent his former bandmates from using the FGTH name since their recent reunion with a new singer after Johnson refused to return to the line-up. ?? DURAN DURAN's NICK RHODES has customised a Fender Stratocaster guitar which was auctioned in support of the Keep A Child Alive charity. Other celebrities to customise guitars include BONO and BRYAN ADAMS. Nick Rhodes' guitar fetched over £3200. ?? THE CURE will play nineteen US shows this Autumn in addition to a festival appearances at San Francisco's Download Festival on October 6th. Dates will be announced shortly. ?? THE CULT will release a new album in the Autumn, their first since 2001's 'Beyond Good and Evil', in September and have signed a new recording deal with The Roadrunner label for the release. ?? JOE JACKSON has said that he will start work on a new album this year and plans to go into a Berlin studio in a few weeks to start recording the latest studio set. ?? PETER GABRIEL will be on tour through June and July playing a mix of festival and headline shows around Europe. See GIGS for all the dates.. ?? Special Thanks to http://www.remembertheeighties.com for this weeks news ?? "The eighties... up to date!"