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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MARC ALMOND is online for you now. So if you fancy hearing about why Marc considers 'Stardom Road' an 'eyeliner album', what he's up to to celebrate his birthday, what he thinks about Suede and Pulp, and the possibility of new SOFT CELL material, or if you fancy winning an AUTOGRAPHED copy of his 'Stardom Road' album, then head over to the website! ?? KYLIE MINOGUE is to be the first female recipient of a Music Industry Trusts' Award in acknowledgement of her career to date as well as her comeback following her recent battle with breast cancer. The award will be presented on October 29th. ?? THE HUMAN LEAGUE have announced the first of a series of special concerts to celebrate their epic 'Dare' album, during which the band will perform the entire album. The first show to be announced will take place at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire in December, see GIGS for the details. ?? SIOUXSIE SIOUX will release a new single in August, 'Into A Swan' is currently scheduled for late August and will precede Siouxsie's first solo album which is currently untitled. ?? ERASURE will be signing records in the Virgin Megastore on New York's Times Square next week - see the NEWS page for more details! ?? CYNDI LAUPER, ERASURE, DEBBIE HARRY and the INDIGO GIRLS will all feature on a compilation album due for release on June 12th to tie-in with the forthcoming US 'True Colors' tour. See NEWS on the website for more about the tracklisting. ?? BOY GEORGE has cancelled his October UK solo tour but will tour at a later date to fit in with the release of his new album which is currently being written and recorded. ?? THE B-52's have announced US dates for June, July, August and November in the run-up to the release of their forthcoming, and currently untitled, new studio album which is expected to be released early next year. See GIGS for all the dates. ?? DURAN DURAN, A-HA, REM, THE CURE and U2 are among the artists who have covered John Lennon songs in support of Amnesty International's 'Make Some Noise - Save Dafur' project which has attracted thirty-eight Lennon covers from a wide range of artists. The songs are all available for download from this week and a double CD compilation featuring twenty-eight of the songs will be released towards the end of this month. ?? ADAM AND THE ANTS, PREFAB SPROUT, BLONDIE, ZZ TOP, DEACON BLUE, THE STONE ROSES and MARILLION are among artists on a new 60-track 3CD compilation album 'World's Best Dad' which has been released this week in time for fathers day! ?? PRINCE will release his new album, entitled 'Planet Earth', in July preceded by a single 'Guitar'. The album also sees Prince reunited with WENDY AND LISA for the first time since 1987. The star has also added six more shows to his forthcoming London residency at the O2 Arena in August and September. See GIGS for the dates. ?? IT BITES will headline Scotland's free festival 'Gig In The Glen' in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline on June 16th. ?? PET SHOP BOYS and GEORGE MICHAEL's recent concerts in Ireland have both been reviewed and are online now in the REVIEWS section. ?? Special Thanks to http://www.remembertheeighties.com for this weeks news ?? "The eighties... up to date!"