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DURAN DURAN will release a special edition of their eponymous 'Duran Duran' album in March alongside the previously reported edition of 'Seven & The Ragged Tiger'. The release will be available in both CD and vinyl editions as well as via digital download. The vinyl edition will feature the original album packaged with a bonus 12" single of remixes, the 2-CD set will feature a remastered version of the original album on one CD and a selection of non album singles and b-sides on the other while a limited edition 3-disc set will also include a DVD of live tracks, videos and TV appearances. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting. Meanwhile DURAN DURAN's NICK RHODES will be interviewed as part of the Mobile Entertainment keynote session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February and the band will play a private live show at the event's evening awards ceremony and party.
U2 are to release a remix album in January. The album will be available only to members of their fanclub and will feature remixes by artists as diverse as Trent Reznor ('Vertigo'), David Holmes ('Beautiful Day'), Danny Saber ('Happiness Is A Warm Gun') and Jacknife Lee ('Fast Cars').
BROS are rumoured (again!) to be in reunion talks with an apparent O2 Arena show scheduled for 2010 featuring both MATT and LUKE GOSS as well as CRAIG LOGAN.
BLONDIE have released a Christmas single entitled 'We Three Kings' as a free download from their official website...see NEWS for more details.
SPANDAU BALLET, BLONDIE, SHAKESPEARS SISTER and SQUEEZE are all confirmed for next year's Isle Of Wight Festival which will take place over the weekend of June 11th to 13th next year.
SHAKESPEARS SISTER have announced a short UK tour for April in support of their current album 'Songs From The Red Room' and are expected to be adding more shows soon. See GIGS for all the dates.
THE HUMAN LEAGUE have signed a new record deal with the highly respected Wall Of Sound label, although no information is currently available about new material from the band...
PET SHOP BOYS recorded their recent show at London's O2 Arena for release as a live CD and DVD sometime in the first half of 2010.
DOLLAR will reissue expanded editions of their albums 'The Paris Collection' and 'The Dollar Album' in February with each album supplemented by a further six bonus tracks. See NEWS for both album tracklistings.
SPANDAU BALLET will be the first band to perform in space according to current rumours that state that the recently reformed act have signed up with Richard Branson to travel on his new commercial spacecraft, Enterprise, to a point outside the Earth's atmosphere where they will be weightless for long enough to perform one song. The flight is said to be tentatively scheduled for mid 2011.