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MORRISSEY is lining up two album releases for 2008, a new solo album and a greatest hits compilation that will feature two brand new tracks.?? ?? ONETWO - the duo consisting of PROPAGANDA singer CLAUDIA BRUCKEN and OMD's PAUL HUMPHREYS - have announced that they will be support at most (but not all!) of the shows on THE HUMAN LEAGUE's upcoming 'Dare' tour. See GIGS for all the dates. ?? ANNIE LENNOX will join a bill of artists playing this year's Nobel concert which will take place on December 11th. The show will also include sets from Alicia Keys, Earth Wind & Fire and KT Tunstall among others. ?? SCRITTI POLITTI will play a one-off show at London's Luminaire on December 17th. ?? THE CURE and DAVID SYLVIAN have both given tracks for 'Waxploitation', a charity album which will be released on November 27th to raise money for Darfur. See NEWS for more information about the album and its tracklisting. ?? KYLIE MINOGUE and JASON DONOVAN were reunited in ITV's 'The Kylie Show' which was broadcast at the weekend. The pair appeared in a sketch where Donovan mistakes Minogue for an autograph-hunting fan. ?? DEPECHE MODE songwriter MARTIN GORE has recorded backing vocals on a new NITZER EBB track entitled 'Once You See'. ?? JOHN FOXX will mount a solo exhibition of prints and photographs entitled 'Cinemascope' at London's Coningsby Gallery between December 3rd and 8th. ?? SIMPLE MINDS have signed a new record deal with W14 music - home to SIOUXSIE SIOUX, THE WATERBOYS and ALISON MOYET - and are expected to release a new album, supported by tour dates, in 2008. ?? PAT BENATAR, A-HA, MEN WITHOUT HATS, NENA, CYNDI LAUPER and NIK KERSHAW are among forty-six artists featured on a new Irish CD/DVD release 'The Very Best Of MT USA', a compilation of artists featured on the groundbreaking Irish TV show 'MT USA' which ran from 1984 to 1987, released next week. ?? HOWARD JONES is to play an acoustic show in New York on January 12th at the APAP showcase at the city's French Institute/Florence Gould Hall. ?? CULTURE CLUB's JON MOSS has formed a new band, DanMingo, who have already been tiped for good things. The band - which also features Winston Blissett and Steve Swindells - have recorded a download-only album 'Leap Of Faith'. See NEWS for more information including a link to the band's own website. ?? A-HA's MAGNE F is currently finishing work on a new solo album which he hopes to release in the early part of the new year. ?? IMAGINATION singer LEEE JOHN has recorded a version of 'Just The Two Of Us' as a duet with former Zouk Machine singer Jane Fostin. Four different mixes of the track are available now from iTunes. ?? Special Thanks to http://www.remembertheeighties.com
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